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 […]
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 […]
April 29, 2019

Class Survey RESULTS

Thank you all for your participation in our class survey. We have completed two online surveys and a take home survey in the last month in […]
April 23, 2019

Aikido is LIFE

We asked why Payet sensei often tells us that “Aikido is Life”. Does training in aikido help us navigate life better? If so, in what ways? […]
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 […]
December 19, 2017

Happy 2018 from Jacques Payet Shihan, Mugenjuku Aikido

It is already the end of 2017. It is time for greetings, wishes, and resolutions! This year I’ve turned 60. In Japan, this is a special […]
March 18, 2017

Payet Shihan 2017 San Diego Workshop

Good Day Everyone! We are looking forward to seeing all our aikido friends from all over the world for the 2017 Payet Shihan workshop in San […]
May 9, 2016

Aikido and Openness

The following writing was a speech given by John Pergakes during his shodan exam. In aikido, we do not compare ourselves to one another, it is […]