Posture in Aikido

In just three weeks, Mary Heiny, an amazing and highly respected sensei (teacher), will be visiting my dojo to give a seminar. I’m excited about it! Heiny Sensei has been training for about 40 years. To me, that in itself is impressive enough–to be committed to a martial art is hard work. The training is …

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Joy in Training

“Always practice the Art of Peace in a vibrant and joyful manner.” ~Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. Also known as O’Sensei (Great Teacher). One of the aspects of Aikido that I love is the joy expressed in our training. The first time I ever stepped foot in my dojo I was terrified. That terror …

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