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Aikido and a Garden Hose

“Spiritual power. Not muscle power” ~Saotome Shihan Aikido is not about physical power. At least, it is not supposed to be. When you watch a high level teacher practicing Aikido, it often looks fake. The reason it looks fake is … Continue reading

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In the Presence of a Master

I went to an Aikido seminar a last weekend and was completely blown away by the teacher. Saotome Shihan (shihan is an honorific title for a master teacher) has been training in Aikido since…1955! He directly trained under Morihei Ueshiba … Continue reading

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