Sunday, December 30, 2007

Aikiken On the Beach

One of things I enjoy most is practicing Aiki Ken on the beach.

Saito Sensei- 1989

I was cleaning up some things and came across this photo with saito sensei taken with my friend matty at a seminar we attended.

I was fortunate to have some private time with Sensei and we discussed my original teacher Imazumi sensei about whom he said very many complimentary things.
It's too bad the photo isn't clearer.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Shirata Sensei

Here is a photo of Shirata Sensei from the Aikido Journal website. They have some short video of him as well.

Check it out @

Friday, July 27, 2007

Classical Aikido in Belgium

This is a video on you tube by my friends in Belgium.
(Click twice on the play button)

Friday, July 20, 2007

John Stevens Sensei article

In looking at a copy of Shambhala Sun Magazine I saw an article by Sensei Stevens. You can read the article here. If you can check out a copy at the library you can see some pictures and Sensei's special hakama.

Enjoy it.

Shambhala Sun March 2007 issue

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Workshop with John Stevens 7 Dan

Workshop with John Stevens 7 Dan
Dates: October 18-21, 2007
Venue: Nakashima Woodworkers
Address:1847 Aquetong Rd., New Hope, PA 18938 (Map)
Phone: (215) 901-9115

Notes: Aikido/Zen Art/ The Sword and Brush

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Principles in Action

I saw this video and thought it made a great statement for the martial arts.


Monday, April 23, 2007

Sho, Chiku, Bai

Study the teachings of the pine tree, the bamboo and the plum blossom.
The pine (sho) is evergreen, firmly rooted and venerable.
The Bamboo (chiku) is strong, resilient, unbreakable.
The plum blossom (bai) is hardy, fragrant and elegant.

Morihei Ueshiba

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sensei John Stevens In Pa. October 2007

Rumor has it that Sensei Stevens will be in Pa. in October 2007.
Stay tuned for further developments.

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Purpose of Aikido

"The primary purpose of Aikido is spiritual development. "

Moriteru Ueshiba as quoted in The Empty Mind video
click on th words empty mind to go the you tube segment.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!!! 2007

Happy New Year!!!

Will you make any resolutions this year?

The tradition of the New Year's resolution goes all the way back to 153 B.C. when Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar.

With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions and many Romans looked for forgiveness from their enemies and also exchanged gifts before the beginning of each year.

This month our training will focus on the theme of Zenshin & Ushiro.

Our training begins January 2nd. I look forward to seeing you there!!

John Z