June 30, 2020

Brown Belt Essay By Max Bishop

Mindfulness from dojo to the outside world Zanshin: a state of awareness, of relaxed alertness, in Japanese martial arts   Zanshin doesn’t just help with mindfulness […]
June 1, 2020

Falling down and getting back up

Falling down and getting back up A case study of the effect of the basic back breakfall of Yoshinkan Aikido on the psychosomatic development of children Dojo: […]
May 13, 2020

Aikido for Law Enforcement

A few years ago, we had the pleasure of meeting a sensei from the east coast who worked as an undercover air marshal. The stories he […]
April 21, 2020

Harmony resides in Silence

I asked the aikido kids Saturday during ZOOM if they remember the time we did silent sitting during a Saturday morning class two-month ago. Normally, classes are […]
July 3, 2019

Huy’s Nidan Essay

Question: As you have worked to give up using strength, what have you learned about yourself?  How can this apply to others, including children? There was an […]
September 23, 2018

Youth Black Belt Essay by Sebastien Tallet

Outside of the dojo, I bring the Art of Peace with me as knowledge. I have never found myself in a situation that aikido was necessary […]
September 23, 2018

Youth Black Belt Essay by Anush Rajan

At the level of youth black belt, how do you bring the Art of Peace to life outside of the dojo? As O-Sensei once said, “​ To […]
May 9, 2018

My Relationship with Aikido by Lucia Evans

My Relationship with Aikido (by Lucia Evans) Aikido meaning the Power of Harmony, of all beings, all things working together. I asked the Universe for something […]
May 7, 2018

Sinking into the Present Moment by Flo Sensei

Recently I’ve been increasingly busy with hosting aikido seminars, entertaining out-of-town guests, moving dojos, etc. I’m always on the go – from one activity to another […]