Creation from the divine realm

Today we will continue this emphasis on states of consciousness working with the divine realm-using another exercise fune-kogi undo, the rowing exercise.  Our goal in working with the divine dimension is to directly experience how the process of creation emanates from the divine dimension to the hidden and then...

Class Saturday March 28th

We started in our last class with a focus on experiencing how the hidden dimension can provide benefits to the manifest-using with the ikkyo undo exercise we practiced in a previous class with the manifest dimension.  Today we will use the ude furi undo or two step exercise as...

Class Tuesday March 24th

This difficult time; while we wish it was not going on, is an opportunity to deepen our practice by appreciating what is really important to us and what we can let go of-Kendo Culture of the Sword Alexander Bennett (pgs. xxxii and xxxiii).  We worked in our last class...

Class Saturday March 21st

This difficult time; while we wish it was not going on, is an opportunity to deepen our practice by appreciating what is really important to us and what we can let go of-Koichi Tohei Aikido the Arts of Self-defense (pgs. 168-169). We started in our last class with a...

Class Thursday March 19th

I appreciate everyone participating in this new format and welcome to everyone coming for the first time.  We are working to keep our regular class schedule going so it will be easier to return to our training together. Please share any comments, suggestions or questions from Tuesday’s class. This...

Class Tuesday March 17th

Thank you for coming and trying out this new format.  Special thanks to Mark for the idea and follow through to set it up!  O Sensei I do not need a dojo pg. 79 Heart of Aikido O Sensei Aiki is a path of light pg. 38 Heart of...

Time, Discipline and Rest

We are all looking forward to resuming our training and other important aspects of our lives.  Until then, I am sharing ideas on how we can continue our training at home and maintaining as positive an attitude as possible. One area is how we use our time.  Depending on...

O Sensei’s Manifest, Hidden and Divine and the Experience of Takemusu in Each Realm – Part two

Editors note – This is part two of a two part series.  If you haven’t read the first part, you can find it here. Divine Dimension of Consciousness The divine dimension is a place of primal emptiness but full of the potential energy that is manifested in the hidden...

O Sensei’s Manifest, Hidden and Divine and the Experience of Takemusu in Each Realm – Part one

Editors’ note.  This is part one of a two part series.  You can find part two here. O Sensei believed deeply that it was always possible and desirable to go more deeply into our practice of Aikido, that every day can be a day of spiritual progress. One example...