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Neville Coupland

Aikido Instructor in Lincoln

The Way of Aikido


Neville Coupland Sensei from Eiryukan Aikido in Lincoln, United Kingdom shares how he stumbled upon the amazing art of Aikido. He explains the core of aikido and how harmonizing your energy leads to the path to development. Defending yourself while being attacked with swords and wooden daggers isnt a simple task but Neville Sensei can teach you how!

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Mentored through Martial Arts

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 24, 2013

John Starling is the founder of free MMA dojo in Baltimore, Maryland. At this dojo the teachers are volunteers and the kids pay their tuition by doing community service in their communities. They not only teach martial arts, but also provide mentoring and life coaching. The results have been astounding.

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The Way of Karate: Managing the Conflict Within

@ VOL 20 ON JAN 31, 2014

David Troup has been practicing Matsubayashi-Ryu Karatedo since 1987, which he currently teaches at the Pen Bay YMCA. He is the Communications Officer at the Farnsworth Art Museum and is on the staff of the Everyman Repertory Theatre. He talks about Karatedo in more deepth, providing its history and the deeper meaning behind the practice. 

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What is Self-Defense?

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

If you think self-defense is only about fending off attackers, Brian Ulsh, who just opened WOLF Martial Arts Academy, is here to enlighten you. Brian takes the concept of self-defense to a new holistic level that encompases our history, community, environment, relationships, health, and our future, not just ourselves.

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Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival

@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"Using the food and the music that we bring together at the event, these are the kinds of moments we are trying to create at the Gonohe Music Festival."

While living in Gonohe, a small town in Aomori, Japan, Dave Herlich and Michael Warren decided to organize a free music festival. The Gonohe Music Festival showcases international music and food, bringing guests from over a dozen countries to a beautiful secluded park in Gonohe.

Mark your calendars! Aomori or BUST!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 24th, 2015. 

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Unpredicted Lessons from Martial Arts Training

@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Victoria Haggland has been doing martial arts since she is 10 years old. She shares what she've learned and made her the person she is.

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On the Merits of Strangling your Friends

@ VOL 9 ON MAR 24, 2016

Brendan Bane loves brazilian jiu jitsu. He's pretty sure that he can make you love it too.

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Me at 12 to My Daughter at 12: A Story of Connection

@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Is success the key to happiness?

At one point in her life, Lisa Ling had become an accomplished martial artist, concert pianist, lawyer, and even an Action Queen, but realized that it was not making her happy. Her presentation is a letter to her daughter at 12, about what she wished she had known when she was 12-- that chasing success will not make you happy, and that it is important to let go of control and feel the love within. Now, she measures success by how much joy she had in the day, which we might also do well to emulate.

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A Mathematical journey

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2018

Math has always played a part in how Lee has viewed and interacted with the world. There's been more than one incident where math has shaped her life and its been way more than finally understanding long division, or complex integrals.   


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Ki Akido: The Way Of Harmony

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 25, 2019

Jan Robberts has had over 30 years of experience managing people in more than 10 countries, which gives him a clear insight to how people feel or treat each other in their personal and business environment. There is a tremendous need to focus on our youth and support their growth as bullying, low self-esteem, and uncertainty about an ever faster changing world is causing unprecedented numbers of youth suicide, stress, and the need for anti-depressant medicines and treatment. Jan always says: "It is better to prepare them than to repair them". He is personally mentored by two leading experts in the world; John Maxwell and Les Brown and through that development is able to add value to people's lives as a leadership coach, mentor, speaker, and values based leadership specialist. He has been part of teams to support the start of transformation in Guatemala and Paraguay where they trained 19,000 Facilitators and this summer both he and Arthie were in Ireland to support a similar start up with smaller numbers. His core focus is continuous development by studying the latest innovative and international practices in Leadership, Coaching, Speaking and youth development.