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November 5, 2017

   Once, a student admitted to me that the reason they hadn’t been around for a while was because they thought they had sufficiently received what they needed from Aikido to achieve and maintain harmony in their life. Then of course, life threw one of its famous b...

August 10, 2017

The dojo is a place where students are always coming and going, it’s just the way of things. Sometimes a student, after years, months, or even only days of training, decides to leave the dojo. Sometimes a student just disappears without a word, and that is always dishe...

May 23, 2017

We are all gifted a finite number of days to spend in this world, and only some of those will carry the distinction of being “practice days.” Since the practitioner or artist we will become is directly dependent upon those precious opportunities, we should always take...

May 18, 2017

For years I have struggled with navigating the very thin line between operating and maintaining a traditional Martial Arts school vs. trying to be successful in business. The practice and teaching of Aikido is my full-time profession and livelihood, but it is first and...

February 23, 2017

I consider Aikido to be a "living art", manifested in one who embarks on a transformative journey of daily practice. But why?

December 2, 2016

Not long ago during one of my weapons classes, I was walking around observing when a student turned to me, bowed, and said “Thank you.” I hadn’t given him any recent instruction, so I asked, “For what?” He replied, “For just being.” I quickly made a joke, asking him if...

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