By Pat Belt, Ventura Aikikai
After 20 years in the same location, Ventura Aikikai has moved to a new location.
In August, Ventura Aikikai’s small but dedicated core of students began the hard work of disassembling one dojo and getting a new space ready. Multiple trips to the dump, gallons of new paint and many shared lunches later, we were back to training as soon as the used tatami mats were down. We still have odds and ends to complete, but thanks to dojo members, the hard work is done. Continue reading “New space, new energy in Ventura”
By Hideki Okuda, Aikido Daiwa
守破離 (Shu-Ha-Ri ) is a philosophy of training which can be found in Aikido and any other “do” martial art. When the word is broken down in Japanese, 守 (Shu) means to protect the original, 破(Ha) means to break through, and 離 (Ri) means to move in one’s own way. Continue reading “Fukushidoin, or just more training”
Todd Kazumori Shinto, former chief instructor of Great Falls Aikido, died on Aug. 19, 2012 at his home in Daly City with his family at his side. Todd was born in Los Angeles in 1964 to Henry Morita Shinto and Gloria Eiko Nomura, chief instructor of Aikido Institute of San Francisco. Continue reading “Remembering Todd Shinto”
By Christina Sulzman, Ventura Aikikai
As a student of Aikido, I have not yet pursued a thorough study of the writings of O‐Sensei. However, one concept that I have come across more than once in his teachings and that I find particularly interesting is infinite or unlimited possibility in Aikido. Continue reading “Aikido and Infinite Possibility”