Adam Rafferty

How You Can Apply Aikido Principles to Fingerstyle Guitar

I recently started going with my girlfriends 13 year old son (gulp…almost stepson?) to Aikido training.
He is an introverted artistic kid and needs to connect the body to the head more – but without competition.
He reminds me of me at age 13, actually

For about a month, it’s been our weekly thing to go to Aikido, to “connect our heads back to our bodies”, which has been really beneficial and healthy for us both.
Aikido is NOT the perfect choice for guitarsts…there are lots of wrist, elbow and shoulder moves (and twists in the practice with others) but everyone

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