In Aikido, refining one's spirit, showing respect, and developing awareness are equally important to learning the physical techniques. This part of the practice is not as concrete as the steps we take to learn each waza, however we do have a set of guidelines that have been passed down to us by our Sensei's and Sempai, that provide a foundation for this training. Observing the rules of etiquette helps put us in a more focused mindset, teaches us to appreciate the history of the art, and gives us way to show our respect. Continue Reading »
Jikishinkan Aikido Dojo is honored to be hosting Zenshinkai Aikido Association's Shochugeiko on August 9 - 12, 2012 Continue Reading »
Aikido is a physical and spiritual discipline and Shugyo is the state of mind where those two things are in harmony. Continue Reading »
The man who founded Aikido once wrote that the Art of Peace, or the philosophy behind his martial art, "is to fulfill that which is lacking." Continue Reading »
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