More Questions About American Taido

Since I’m one of the few American Taidoka who has any contact with Taido in the rest of the world, the students in the rest of the world ask me a lot of questions about Taido in the US. Though I have NOT been affiliated with Uchida Sensei’s US Taido...

Kangeiko

Growing up in Uchida Sensei’s dojo, kangeiko was always one of my favorite Taido traditions. Everybody came to kangeiko, even if they couldn’t make it to practice very often during the rest of the year. It was always like a family reunion. And the workout...

Top 11 Reasons I Love Taido

I present my Top 11 -the things I love most about Taido. Unsoku/Unshin Let’s start at the technical end of the spectrum. I love Taido because of this ingenious strategic interjection. Unsoku per se is nothing new to martial art, but its implementation in Taido...

Uniforms

Note to those practicing Taido outside the USA: American Taido students typically wear standard karategi for Taido practice. I started practicing Taido in 1984, when I was seven years old. For those of you who don’t remember, the 80s in America were all about flash,...