February 4, 2018

Think less. Feel more.

Practice daily simplification.

Let go of possessions you no longer need.

Follow your intuition and cultivate self-discipline.

Face your fears and practice stillness.

Be present. Be aware. Be you.

Seek self-alignment through daily training.

Keep your min...

December 20, 2017

There is a lot of discussion about the "effectiveness" of Aikido, especially when compared to other forms of martial arts. It seems to me that the focus of comparison is always regarding of what you can do to others from the point of reference of control and martial ap...

July 22, 2017

Long ago in Japan, there lived a young son of an emperor. The young man had just turned 17 and felt deeply that it was time for him to find a teacher of the martial arts for him to begin his training.

As the son of an emperor, he was entitled to choose any great master...

June 17, 2017

A student monk was caught stealing at the temple. The other monks brought the matter to Bankei's attention to expel the thief from the community, but the master ignored the request. When the offending monk was caught stealing again, the other monks drew up a petition d...

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