A PATH TO THE ART OF PEACE
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September 2018 / 2 posts found

Youth Black Belt Essay by Sebastien Tallet

September 23, 2018 @ 11:28 pm
by Flo Li
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 but I do believe that it has helped in other ways. What I had learned mentally from aikido is what the most important lesson and what can be brought to everyday life would be what Aikido and the Art of Peace teaches your mind. Aikido is about connection to oneself and those nearby. It focused and integrated into training all the time. You learn how to build a stronger connection with your partner by [...]

Youth Black Belt Essay by Anush Rajan

September 23, 2018 @ 11:26 pm
by Flo Li
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 injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace." ​As we all know (or now know), the martial art of Aikido is more peaceful than other martial arts, because of its gentle nature to defend oneself without hurting the opponent. Meanwhile, other martial arts, such as karate, have a much different approach to conflict. Thus, Aikido is sometimes referred to as the “Art of Peace”. [...]