Aikido for Recovering Engineers

O Sensei, Morehei Ueshiba, Aikido founder, is said to have referred to four levels of development in students of Aikido. These levels are translated as: Power Technique Harmony Michi, the way, or path to life The description of these levels of O Sensei was explained in a book called Michi no shiori (“The Guidebook to the Way”…

Take soft Ukemi

Typhoon wind to gentle breeze

Better than me, please

Aikido and Dualism

There are only two kinds of people in the world: those who believe in dualism, and those who don’t. Dualism is everywhere, and if you doubt it for a minute, play word association with the person sitting across from you right now. Just say to them, “Tell me the first word that comes into your mind…