Summary Aikidó 1/2001

Ivan Fojtík: KI
An essay on the universal energy ”ki” taken over from the author’s publication Martial Arts Elements (1999). The historical and present concepts of ki and connected concept ”hara”, especially from the martial arts point of view are discussed. A special attention was dedicated to the training and development of the ki receptivity.

Vladimír Hotovec, Miroslav Kodym: GIORGIO VENERI ”IN THE BALKAN”
Two heart-felt memories of the first foreign aikido teacher´s tutorials in the Czech(oslovak) Republic. Both authors are deeply impressed by the personality and aikido practice of Mr. G. Veneri.

Tomáš Kyncl: TRADITION GOES ON
The article recapitulating the complicated history of Czech Karate is dedicated to the first international success of a Czech karate representative: D. Hradská gained the bronze medal in the 10th World Traditional Karate Championship in Bologne in September 2000. Interviews with the winner and her accompanying team are included.

Miroslav Kodym: ARMED TRAINING IN THE AIKIDO KENKYUKAI PRAHA DOJO (part V) –
BOKKEN IN AIKIDO I
The article brings glossary and explanation of various ”BOKKEN” techniques according to Mr. Ikeda and Mr. Vetter.

VISIT TO AN AUSTRIAN LINZ TUTORIAL AND WHICH ARE THE RESULTS OF IT
Two confrontation points of view on hakama wearing (by V. Vácha and P. Slawatycki) inspired by the above-mentioned tutorial held in April 2001, accompanied by M. Kodym´s opinion on this theme and L. Michalov´s note on the techniques presented by Sensei Tamura.

Martin Poláček: FROM THE LETTERS TO MY FRIENDS (III)
Continued quoatations from Martin´s letters sent from Japan, Katsuura, where he takes courses in The International Budo University. The selection has relation mainly with the themes interesting most probably all Aikido readers, namely with the professional budo matters, international university milieu and useful personal everyday experience.

Ivan Fojtík: BUDO – MODERN JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS
A review of the newest original budo title on the Czech book market. It’s a must for everyone interested in budo, giving a well-informed explanation of many budo disciplines (incl. their hearts of matter, history, personalities, physical and moral aspects, organisational structure, sports rules etc.) accompanied by a rich illustrative material.
Periodical section:

Miroslav Kodym: TAKEN FROM THE AKP LIFE
Author’s observations and glosses this time on: National CAA Tutorial lead by D. Vetter, held in České Budějovice, Feb 24–25; AID VŠTJ Praha aikido demonstration for the Czech Army held in Praha-Ruzyně, Mar 1; SAA Tutorial lead by M. Ikeda, held in Trnava, Mar 10–11; National CAA Tutorial lead by D. Vetter in TJ Spoje Praha, Mar 17–18; Regional CAA Tutorial organised by AC Šumperk, lead by M. Kodym, Mar 30 – Apr 1; National CAA Tutorial organised by Kanja Chomutov, lead by R. Schmocker, Apr. 7–8 and the following week; Regional CAA Tutorial organised by SKP Aikido Vsetín, lead by M. Kodym, Apr 20–22; Regional CAA Tutorial, organised by VSK České Budějovice, lead by M. Kodym, Apr 27–28; National CAA Tutorial held in TJ Spoje Praha, lead by G. Veneri, May 4–6.