on the struggle to learn

A comforting and illuminating comment from the poet Leonard Cohen: “Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets

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On Aikido Training

An excerpt from the 1938 Training Manual, “Budo”, by the Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. Translated by Mark L. Larson 5th dan. 1. Aikido can

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We start with tai-no-henko

Learning to turn the body, or tai-no-henko is an important practice from the Iwama Dojo. In Morihei Ueshiba’s 1938 training manual “Budo” it is stated that

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Learning to Walk

I had trained in karate for over 9 years and thought as a black belt I had reached a senior level of understanding. But after

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