Gozo Shioda. Aikido Shugyo: Harmony in Confrontation

"Walking is martial arts"

Morihei Ueshiba

What this means is that no matter what sort of physique you have, you can do Aikido. Whether you are rigid or soft or thin or heavy set, you can do Aikido in your own way as long as you find the way to move that's most natural for yourself.

In other words, you must continue to improve your physique so that it is not forced but natural. You could say that this is the unrelenting struggle of shugyo. So, if you develop the physique that is best suited to your age, you will be able to do Aikido forever, no matter how old you are.

Brad’s Status

(Not for people with weak nerves or nervous in general) Sometimes when you watch a trailer, movie is looking quite interesting and you have inspiration to spend some 1.5 hours of your life for that. However, the further we go the more complicated is to watch such movies in the sense of cinematic art. Brad’s Status is not a movie. After …
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Baltics 2018 – planning

New Year, new plans. Brief trip plan Planned trip time: starting March and later Party: 8 persons (2 cars available, more cars can join) Distance to drive: > 3000 km Countries: Latvia-Lithuania-Estonia (-possibly Helsinki, Finland) Dynamics: calm and peaceful Trip expenses: average European expenses, including return bus or train (to Krakow or to Warsaw), amortization of cars (they are privately owned …
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Berlin, Germany. Second look

When you have only a half of day to see Berlin, what can you see?? Berlin wall (at least its remains https://goo.gl/maps/xcLjqqPLVT12) Checkpoint Charlie (https://goo.gl/maps/jZBR6i3d2sw) Potszdamer Platz (https://goo.gl/maps/yq2yLWsLmms) Rote Rathaus (https://goo.gl/maps/LKpZYJWEFLG2) That’s all we saw during F1 trip in 2015. But in the second visit Berlin started to open. And here are some places that are worth …
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Edgar Allan Poe. The Raven (illustrated)

I rarely read poems, but digging my historical notes, I’ve found this link to “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, illustrated by Gustave Doré: https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/p/poe/edgar_allan/raven/ Overwhelming illustrations!!! For Simpson lovers – “The Raven” in their way: and the full text for lazy people:   Edgar Allan Poe. The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary, while …
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Aikido Yoshinkan Seminar in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech with Robert Mustard and Joe Thambu

It’s always a pleasure to practice Aikido Yoshinkan, but it’s even more pleasant to train with the two of the best Aikido Yoshinkan Senseis in the world – Robert Mustard, 8th Dan, and Joe Thambu, 8th Dan. This time seminar took place on November 3-5, 2017, in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech, in Kabu School, hosted by Ondra Musil …
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