Greetings! On Saturday, we will have our regular class schedule. On Monday, Aiki-Kids and Aiki-Youth classes are canceled. For those Aiki-Youth wish to train on Monday, please come and join the adult class - which will run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. We have just started working with bokkens again. Please bring your bokken or purchase one from us for $20. We are looking forward to training with you this Memorial Day Weekend!
Aikido is often thought as mysterious for its effortless power. In Aikido, the goal is not to hurt another, but to unify with another in heart, mind, and energy. It takes a certain kind of discipline to train oneself to use such "soft" power. For practitioners, being able to feel and execute "soft" power is a source of joy and continuous learning. Today we would like to share with you an article written by Robert Mustard sensei (7th dan) about his experience while training in Japan under the house of Soke Gozo Shioda - the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido. It Had to [...]