AIKIDO Philosophy Articles

AIKIDO for Stress Relief

A unique Japanese form of self-defense that provides stress relief? How’s that possible?​ There is a great form of stress relief available in Castle Rock. AIKIDO […]

Humility: The Nature of AIKIDO

What is Humility? How does it relate to AIKIDO? There is a quality of humility that is a core aspect of in the nature of AIKIDO. […]

The Greater Good

The Positive KI Energy of AIKIDO Positive thoughts create positive results.  This is something that is starting to be talked about more and more these days; […]


by Tip Harris SENSEI As I recently celebrated my 80th birthday, I presume that I have reached the point where I am considered a “senior martial […]

YAKUSOKU-KEIKO: The NAGE and UKE Relationship in AIKIDO Training

When we train in AIKIDO, we use the KATA method of training.  That is, after the SENSEI has demonstrated the attack and defense, and demonstrated the […]

The Importance of AIKIDO Basics

AIKIDO is different from other martial arts in that we can harness a weaker or smaller force to overcome a stronger or larger force or opponent.  […]

Along the Way

“The Way is in training.” – Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) by Dan Duche People train AIKIDO for a variety of different reasons.  Recently, I was sharing with […]

The Book of Five Rings: Introduction

The Classic Japanese Text on the Way of Strategy by Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) Part 1 of 6 Miyamoto Musashi’s Book of Five Rings is a classic Japanese […]

Beat the Winter Blues With a Unique Japanese Exercise: AIKIDO

Each fall the daylight hours shorten many people become afflicted with what has become known as seasonal affect disorder (or, aptly named, SAD).  Most people are […]

Bring It!

by Sean Hannon Sensei A past teacher of mine would frequently say, “Bring it!”  What she meant by that was whatever you want to experience, you […]