Monday, June 12, 2006

Fudoshin # 3

Left & right avoid all cuts & parries.
Seize your opponents’ minds and scatter them all!
Morihei Ueshiba
Founder of Aikido
The immovable mind cannot be seized.
That is why we train the mind in Aikido.
"True Victory, Self Victory, Right Here, Right Now!"
(Masakatsu Agatsu Katsuhayabi)
John Zenkewich
Student of Aikido

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Fudoshin # 2

The key to good technique is to keep your hands, feet and hips straight and centered. If you are centered, you can move freely. The physical center is your belly; if your mind is set there as well, you are assured of victory in any endeavor.

The Art of Peace
Morihei Ueshiba
Translated by John Stevens