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 […]
June 1, 2020

Falling down and getting back up

Falling down and getting back up A case study of the effect of the basic back breakfall of Yoshinkan Aikido on the psychosomatic development of children Dojo: […]
May 4, 2020

Eeshan – Solo Aikido Training (since Nov 2019)

We would like to share with you one of our independent physical education student’s journey in Solo Aikido Training. Eeshan was one of our best students […]
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 […]
July 16, 2019

Living the Path of Budo

平成28年11月13日 「東日本学生居合道連盟50周年式典」 専修大学理事長 日高義博先生 記念講演 Talk by the Mr. Yoshihiro Hidaka Professor in Criminology, President of Senshu University in Tokyo, President of the Students All Japan […]
April 23, 2019

Zen Meditation

A student asked, “Osu! Sensei, I notice whenever I try to DO something, I’m off balance. When practicing Aikido as a beginner how can I let […]
April 23, 2019

Aikido involves the WHOLE Body

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

Mind & Body

A student asked, “Osu Sensei, there’s a quote by the stoic philosopher Seneca – we suffer more in imagination then in reality. And I see this […]
February 2, 2019

Develop a Balanced Body

A student asked, “Sensei, does your posture or center line become relaxed or broken when sitting? Is it ok to relax into bad posture?” Answer from […]