A PATH TO THE ART OF PEACE

Jacques Payet Aikido Wisdom

Zen Meditation

April 23, 2019
A student asked, "Osu! Sensei, I notice whenever I try to DO something, I'm off balance. When practicing Aikido as a beginner how…

Aikido involves the WHOLE Body

April 23, 2019
A student asked, "Osu! Sensei, sometimes in Aikido we unintentionally hurt our partner. What is the best way to avoid getting injured…

Mind & Body

April 23, 2019
A student asked, "Osu Sensei, there's a quote by the stoic philosopher Seneca - we suffer more in imagination then in reality. And…

Develop a Balanced Body

February 2, 2019
A student asked, "Sensei, does your posture or center line become relaxed or broken when sitting? Is it ok to relax into bad posture?"…

Living the Art of Peace

Aikido is LIFE

April 23, 2019
We asked why Payet sensei often tells us that "Aikido is Life". Does training in aikido help us navigate life better? If so, in…

Aikido in Driving

February 15, 2019
It was raining, traffic was light, and the lights by the on-ramp of the freeway had been turned off after the heavy morning commute.…

Navigating Troubled Times

December 18, 2018
Payet Shihan's Holiday Message Dear Students and Friends of Aikido, Thank you for all of your support this year! First of all, Mugenjuku…

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

February 10, 2016
Via Huffington Post by Tracy Cutchlow My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. "Almost," she muttered as she…

Thoughts from Members

Youth Black Belt Essay by Sebastien Tallet

September 23, 2018
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…

Youth Black Belt Essay by Anush Rajan

September 23, 2018
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…

My Relationship with Aikido by Lucia Evans

May 9, 2018
My Relationship with Aikido (by Lucia Evans) Aikido meaning the Power of Harmony, of all beings, all things working together. I…

Sinking into the Present Moment by Flo Sensei

May 7, 2018
Recently I’ve been increasingly busy with hosting aikido seminars, entertaining out-of-town guests, moving dojos, etc. I’m always…

Announcements

June seminar w/Noriki Dojocho in Sacramento

May 3, 2019
June Event Flyer During recent trip to Japan, several US aikido instructors got to meet Masahiko Noriki sensei (7th dan). He is…

Class Survey RESULTS

April 29, 2019
Thank you all for your participation in our class survey. We have completed two online surveys and a take home survey in the last…

10-year Mugenjuku Aikido Celebration in Kyoto

March 28, 2019
  Our 10-year Mugenjuku Aikido Celebration brought so many of us together in Kyoto and many more witnessed the journey on social…

Summer – BEST time for beginners

July 16, 2018
Are you looking for some summer activities for the kids? Hotter summer days are still ahead in July and August - consider indoor…