Aikido training in Japan

Lesson 8: Triad of Gaijin’s Aikido Approach

Tonight I have realized that I have three important concepts that I have been pondering lately that are now greatly contributing to growth in aikido. 1.) Just go to training! Consistent practice is most important. If you go half the time thinking its OK because you train REALLY hard the few times you go, then… Continue reading Lesson 8: Triad of Gaijin’s Aikido Approach

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Book Review: "Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai"

After reading “Bokken: Art of the Japanese Sword,” and “Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai”, I have started somewhat of a love-hate relationship with the writings of Dave Lowry. Here, I hope to shine light upon those parts of “Autumn Lightning” that I find so interesting and appalling. Dave Lowry is an American… Continue reading Book Review: "Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai"