The Warrior's Path

A great course about budo and the history of martial arts held at Dharma Gate Buddhist College in Budapest. The presenters were Szabó Balázs, Szemerei Márton and Abe Tetsushi Sensei.

Knitting for Friends

This winter I am a lot into knitting and doing hand crafted things. Stay tuned for more posts about knit items I made for my friends. I always include the free patterns, too!

Guest Posts

You are a martial artist and you have a story to tell? You have a beauty tip you want to share with everyone? Why not tell it here, on Beauty and Aikido? Any guest post is always welcome. If you want to feature on my blog just leave me a message and I will post your story.

Kawaii Makeup and Fashion

I love and follow the Asian fashion, skin care and beauty trends. If you are also a big fan of Asian beauty and style, stay tuned for my reviews, tutorials and hauls!

Presenting Aikido Dojos

This is a series of posts where I am presenting different aikido dojos from all over the world. If you want to feature too, do not hesitate to leave me a message.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Winners of the GIVEAWAY!

Beauty and Aikido ©
Hoodie from Coco Fashion

Hi Guys! I was so happy to announce the winners of the giveaway this weekend. 

The Beauty Prize went to Katherine Donovan
The Aikido Prize went to Nicole Lancaster

I already emailed the ladies and got back really quick replys. Your prizes will be mailed really first thing next week. The Beauty Prize will be mailed by me personally to Katherine Donovan as I was sponsoring that part of the giveaway. The Aikido Prize will be mailed by Anne Marie from Aiki Trend.

Katherine, Nicole, looking forward to getting a feedback from you on how you liked the prizes when you get them, maybe even pictures of you wearing them. Would be awesome!

I also want to share with the rest of you  guys that I am actively looking for sponsors for future giveaways, so you most probably won't have to wait another whole year for the blog anniversary to win something!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Aikido on Saturday

Those of you who follow me on Tumblr. know that I usually post my training notes there. But this time as the event has a certain importance, I dedicate a whole post to it. We had a training camp in a town near by and it was awesome. Students from several different associations gathered and trained as one big family. It was great to see all the hakama students doing their flowy moves and swirling around in shiko dashi. The Senseis leading the demonstrations present there were the following: Elsner László Sensei (6. dan), Várszegi Rudolf Sensei (6.dan), Shidoin Pivony Attila Sensei (5.dan). 

We did all the five teachings in suwari waza, then some knife techniques and and the end our Sensei was demonstrating a few more intricate techniques. The camp had as a purpose the preparation for the dan exams. At the end we all gathered in a big circle, held each other's hands and did some breathing exercises. It was all very exciting. As for how it was for me personally, sometimes I got confused with the techniques, but then I asked for help. Before the whole seminar started I felt butterflies in my stomach, a feeling of uncertainty and eager to try out something new, it was all really new and intriguing to me. Each time the technique changed, we changed partners, too. This way we had the chance to blend with a lot people who were around and practicing. Somehow I felt connected to them through the fact that we all dedicate a big part of our life to this martial art. I hope this was the beginning of a series yet to come and the path towards a unified aikido in Hungary.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Young Designers - Frieda Sophie

-Guest Post by Frieda Sophie

I have been artistically influenced greatly by my two grandmothers who were fashion designers and jewelry collectors. I am a self-taught artist. I started out as a painter, then switched to sewing and now work on fashion design and my jewelry collection.

So here are some of the items I have created:

This sterling silver double ring is elegant and timeless. A delicate pair of rings was connected by sterling silver chain to create a perfect modern pair. Each band measures approximately 1 mm and was slightly hammered for added fine texture.

Featuring a single beautiful Midnight Blue Sunstone which was handcrafted into a 14k gold filled bezel set pendant piece. This piece has a pretty natural golden shimmer sparkle. The pendant measures approx.1" long.
This unusual peach-orange Aragonite mineral stone is absolutely stunning in quality and color. This pendant makes a great statement piece to update any tired outfit. The Aragonite is held in 14k gold filled wire wrap setting and hangs from 14k gold filled 18" chain. Gemstone approx. 1-1.5" diameter large. I only have very few of these stunning Natural Mineral Stones in stock and will not get this quality again so get it while it lasts. Each piece varies slightly in shape.
I hope you liked these items displayed. If you would like any of these, just leave a comment here or check out my shop here.

The Voice of Aikido


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