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A Quick Guide to Hiring a Vintage Car for Your Wedding

Vintage cars are very popular for weddings, and if you are about to get married soon and are planning to use one on your special day, then you should start your preparations as early as now. This is because classic vehicles that are being rented out for events are often booked months before they are to be used. The high demand for vintage cars can cause you problems if you don’t make your arrangements in advance, first because you may run out of good choices of vehicles, and second the rental rates may increase as the date of use comes closer.

So how should you hire a vintage car rental in Singapore? To save you the hassle, here is a quick guide:

  1. Canvas by means of reviews and reputations.

When searching for a vintage car rental company, you don’t necessarily have to visit each establishment you find. You may only end up disappointed and frustrated when you don’t see the car that you want or if you don’t get nail a good price on the vehicle. Rather, you may want to start by reviewing companies that have already made a good name in the industry.

You can check out customer and client reviews on websites, Facebook pages, and blogs that talk about vintage car rental services. You may also inquire with friends who have recently rented a vintage car and ask them about their feedback on the company they dealt with. From these reviews and ratings, you are able to choose which company to go to when renting a vehicle for your wedding.

  1. Check vehicle conditions.

Once you have chosen a company, you can pay it a visit and check the cars they are offering. You should likewise check the condition of the vehicle, if it is in great condition. You not only have to inspect the interior covers and cushions or the exteriors, but also its mechanical parts and body. This is because you have to make sure that you are able to ride comfortably in the vehicle, and that you will not be faced with any form of mishap on the way to the wedding venue.

By inspecting the vehicle, the company is also alerted to keep tabs on the car so that it would be in good condition by the time you use it.

  1. Size of the vehicle.

Most vintage cars that are used for weddings are good only for four passengers at the most, including the driver, a front seat passenger, and the bride and groom at the back. You may want to check out cars of this size for your main bridal vehicle, but if you think you would also like to use a vintage car for your entourage, then it may be best that you also look at bigger classic vehicles, such as Kombi vans for them.

  1. Early reservations.

To secure the vehicle that you want to use for your wedding, most vintage car rentals in Singapore recommend that you pay a deposit, so that your chosen vehicle would no longer be booked on your prescribed date. Deposits are usually non-refundable, but they assure you that your vehicle would no longer be booked by someone else during the week of your wedding.

  1. License and insurances

Car rental companies usually have insurance for their vehicles, but you better check with your chosen service provider first. This is because there are also those that do not have insurance, thus you are liable if an accident happens while the car is under your use. Better check the coverage of the insurance so that you know to what extent you are liable when it comes to damages.

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What is Aikido?

Aikido is a Japanese martial art technique that involves joint locking, throwing, pinning and striking. It is also a martial arts technique that includes the use of traditional weapons such as knives, swords and staffs. This martial arts technique was founded in the 20th century by MoriheiUeshiba after his extensive study of various armed and unarmed martial art systems that were practiced during this time. As such, it represents the rich culture of Japanese martial knowledge. Ueshiba, who is also known as O-sensei – the vulnerable teacher, made Aikido more than just a way of fighting. He believed that it was martial art technique that would help instill discipline and improve the health of individuals who practiced the art. Additionally, the technique focuses on both physical and internal integrity. The sword carrying warrior is not just a killing machine, he is also a model of loyalty, uprightness and courage ready to sacrifice himself for what he believes is right and noble. Aikido is an intense physical and spiritual exercise that helps develop true wisdom and perfect the human character at the same time.

Aikido techniques 

If you are thinking about becoming an aikido master, there are several techniques you will have to go through before you can be a pro.

Here are some of the common Aikido techniques:

  • Suwariwaza – In this technique both the defender (tori) and the attacker (uke) are sitting. This defense is not very basic although it should be. In many cases however, this techniques is not practiced because most people do not think it is possible.
  • Tachiwaza-mae – This technique involves basic attack and defensive technique of aikido. In this move, both the uke and the tori are standing and attacks are from the front.
  • Tachiwaza-ushiro is almost similar to tachiwaza-mae, but the difference is, uke attacks from behind and the tori needs to know how to prevent such attacks or counter them all together.
  • Hanmihandachiwaza – In this technique, the tori is sitting and the uke is standing. Tori needs to defend himself while sitting. Against the uke who is standing.
  • Tantodori – Here, the uke tries to attack the tori using a knife
  • Tachidori – With this technique, the attacker uses a sword to attack.
  • Jodori – This is the use of a staff to attack.
  • Kaeshiwaza – These are commonly techniques used to counter attacks.
  • Kogeki – These are techniques in aikido that teach you how to attack.

Health benefits of aikido

Aikido is a technique that helps to develop the body, the mind and the spirit. As such, it has a lot of health benefits for those who practice the art.

  • Helps manage conflict and stress

Did you know that the number one cause of high blood pressure, eating disorders and poor health is stress? When you are stressed, you are likely not relaxed which causes you to overreact or over do certain things like eating. Aikido helps create Ki which is harmony. Thus you end up feeling happier and less stressed. Without stress you are able to stay in control of your emotions and are in a better position to respond rather than react. You are also able to find logical solutions to problems and challenges you might be facing.

  • You are able to stretch

If you spend most of your time in the office, may not have time to stretch yourself. Aikido will help you do that and keep you fit. It works on every muscle in the body, which helps to restore your balance and harmony. Since it works on all your muscles at the same time, you’re unlikely to injure one muscles because due to overworking it.

  • Cardio

Its calisthenics and dynamic movements, allow it to help maximize its cardio benefits to the body. Each session allows participants to increase their oxygen intake and increase their energy levels. The variation ins speed and intensities allow the body to feel worked out and for one to sweat because of the cardio exercises they are engaging in. at the end of each session, individuals feel energetic, rejuvenated and healthier.

  • Self defense

Although this is not a health benefit, aikido does help you feel more secure because you are able to protect yourself and your loved ones from physical attacks. If you have anger issues, aikido is also great in helping you manage your anger issues.