There are no contests in Aikido. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
– Morihei Ueshiba
Aikido of Petaluma has been offering gentle martial and energy arts for the pressures of daily life since 1983. Our training emphasizes personal growth and development within the medium of a martial art. Our instructors offer a supportive, joyful and diverse training environment.
Beginners are welcome and encouraged to observe and participate in any of our classes.
We will not be having classes on Saturday, September 23rd 2017. We will be attending classes given by John Stevens sensei. Please see our announcement here:
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Our friend Wilbert Sluiter posted this earlier: Hendry Rampersad, yondan, teacher at Seishindojo The Hague, The Netherlands
Here is the misogi no jo kata performed by Wilbert Sluiter. Thank you very much, Wilbert for sharing this beautiful kata.
A version of Misogi No Ken from 2011. Thanks to Wilbert Sluiter for sharing.
Had a great seminar with Tetsutaka Sugawara Sensei on Wednesday. He left a great comment in a book he signed for Noha Sensei.
A Misogi no Ken Video is available on the Aikido of Petaluma youtube channel. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoj2gLpjbvrzecm0y9DTtQ) There..