Saturday, December 22, 2012

Voice of Aikido

I want considerate people to listen to the voice of Aikido.
 It is not for correcting others; it is for correcting your own mind. 
This is Aikido. This is the mission of Aikido and should be your mission.
Morihei Ueshiba

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Aiki Quotes: Shoji Nishio

“Stand naturally so you can enter immediately 
when your opponent is about to move."
Shoji Nishio

Friday, October 19, 2012

And his mysterious power moves all things.....

God dwells in the heart of all beings, Arjuna.
 And his mysterious power moves all things. 
~ Bhagavad Gita (18:61)

An idea I think the founder would agree with, do you?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Anita Kohler

Here is a very nice video of Anita Kohler

Anita Köhler is a 5th Dan Aikidoka who teaches Aikido in Mannheim, Mainz and Darmstadt / Germany. She started Aikido in the late 80's and since then her passion for it kept her traveling multiple times to France, Japan and China to learn from some of the greatest masters of this beautiful martial art.

Visit her site at

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Purpose of Aikido continued

"The true purpose of Budo is God's love for all beings.
 My creative Budo exists to harmonize, care for, nurture and protect life." 
Morihei Ueshiba

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What is Kaizen?

What is Kaizen?

1. A Japanese form of martial arts
2. A type of sushi
3. A method of getting things done by taking small steps and making continuous progress

Forty percent of the year is gone. Is there something important that needs to be done? There’s no time like the present. Ever. Take a small step. Don’t just think. Take Action!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Aiki Quotes

"Budo is a fine art.
 If you do not want to obtain the mind of a buddha 
you will never make a true martial artist."
Saburo Minaki 1906-1988

Friday, March 16, 2012

The ethics of Swordsmanship- Nakayama Hakudo

I recently saw a video of O'Sensei &  Nakayama Hakudo. in researching Nakayama Sensei I found this in his Wikipedia article

"By the mid-1920s, Nakayama was one of the most famous swordsmen in Japan, and as such, he was made a leader of the committee that drew up the sword curriculum for the Toyama Military Academy. Therefore, he is considered by many to be the father of Toyama swordsmanship. Nonetheless, Kimura Shoji wrote in 1926:[3]

The ethics of swordsmanship, Mr. Nakayama wishes to clarify, is not in aggressive manslaughter. It lies primarily in psychic training. In the same manner in which the Yogis developed their physical inhibition to attain meditative states for higher psychical conditions, kendo trains the nervous system to respond, making awkward conscious efforts into reflex. The instrument, the sword, is necessary to give that serious frame of mind. What is more serious than life as forfeit for mistakes or inattention? The cold, mirror-like glimmer of the blade facing you, you cannot but be serious. The behavioristic school of psychology is well in accordance to this principle."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Purpose of Judo

As an art and a philosophy the ultimate object of Judo is the attainment of
 harmonious unity of opposites in tune with life's realities; in short, 
unity of Man and God or Nature.
 G. Koizumi, 
Foreword Higher Judo, M. Feldenkrais

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ultimate Black Belt Test Training Journal, John Zenkewich January 11, 2012 - The Ultimate Black Belt Test

Ultimate Black Belt Test Training Journal, John Zenkewich January 11, 2012 - The Ultimate Black Belt Test:

'via Blog this'
One of the joys of practicing Aikido is the chance to meet other practitioners from all over the world. You can travel anywhere visit a dojo and immediatley have a new friend.
One of the highlights of training in 2011 was attending summer school (Zomerstage) in Belgium and staying with friends from the Netherlands and Belgium in a summer house sharing meals and stories.
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