Do not stare into the eyes of your opponent: he may mesmerize you. Do not fix your gaze on his sword: he may intimidate you. Do not focus on your opponent at all: he may absorb your energy. The essence of training is to bring your opponent completely into your sphere. Then you can stand where you like.
– 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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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..
Celebrating Bill Misson’s 50 years of training. On the mat and at Cucina Paradiso.
Misogi DVD by John Stevens https://aiki.com/shop?olsFocus=false&olsPage=products/dvd-misogi