June 10, 2017

(The shogun's messengers tell Asano Naganori to commit suicide. Utagawa Kuniyasu, c. 1815.)

One of the most famous episodes in Japanese history is honoured on the traditional date of December 14th. It happened when Japan was ruled from Edo (now Tokyo) by the Tokugawa S...

June 6, 2017

On the eve of a great battle, Miyamoto Musashi noticed that the Daimyo (samurai lord) with whom he had taken service seemed unable to focus on the impending battle. Asked what was the matter, the daimyo told Musashi that an astrologer had predicted that he, the daimyo,...

May 31, 2017

With complete spontaneity, I would like to share a perspective on the cultivation of the state of mind known in martial arts practice as "Mushin" or "No-Mind". I feel and think that in order to find true harmony, we must first experience "the void". In aikido, the prac...

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