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What do YOU do when you make a mistake?

August 26, 2009 @ 9:36 am
by Flo Li
(Note: A topic came up in class the other night and it was worth writing about it so everyone that wasn't in class can also profit from it and learn more about the Art of Peace- Aikido.) We’ve seen it a million times- both with others and ourselves. I saw it the other night in class, a student was involved in a series of cuts with his sword and he made a mistake. That he made a mistake was not a big deal, he’s as human as you and me. What is important is the response to the mistake. As [...]

Yoshinkan Aikido Overview

June 9, 2009 @ 7:44 pm
by Flo Li
Morihei Uyeshiba (1883-1968) became a recognized master of aiki-jujutsu and several other arts. As he matured he became a strong proponent of non-aggression. In 1925, he organized a style of budo ("the way of the warrior") to assist his own spiritual and physical development. The result was modern Aikido. The word Aikido is actually three Japanese words AI, KI, and DO that broadly translated means the "way" (DO) of "harmony" (AI) with the "forces of nature" (KI). Aikido is not a conventional fighting art or sport. There are never competitions or tournaments, instead, it is a martial art, which develops [...]