Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Meaning of Budo

“The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles.

The supreme excellence is to subdue your enemies without fighting them.”

Friday, December 16, 2011

Video: Rinjiro Shirata — “A Catalog of Prewar Aiki Budo Techniques”
In this video, you will discover many Aiki Budo techniques you have never seen before. As with the Kanemoto Sunadomari book we released a few days ago, the techniques covered are closer to Morihei Ueshiba “Aiki Budo” film than to modern aikido.

Thanks to Aikido Journal for posting this.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Question From a Zen Master

"Throughout the universe, one thing, and one thing only 
is manifesting; what are you if not that?"
(Yasutani Hakuun Roshi, Zen-master)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Purpose of Aikido

With Aikido, 
we learn to sweep away evil with our breath 
instead of a sword; 
as human beings we find our true purpose, 
our true activity on this earth; and 
                          we open our hearts to the spirit 
                       of loving protection of all things.

Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido