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June 16, 2020

BOKKEN-DORI: The DOJO is Not the Street

by Michael Pattarozzi BOKKEN-DORI: noun, definition: When attacked with a sword NAGE disarms UKE with his bare hands. We were finishing a medical call. “Control 2, […]
December 15, 2019

Bushido: An Antiquated Values System? (Part 7)

A Critical Review of the Classic Samurai Text: Bushido: The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe  (An excerpt from the book: Inner Bushido) We continue to explore […]
December 9, 2019

Bushido: An Antiquated Values System? (Part 6)

A Critical Review of the Classic Samurai Text: Bushido: The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe (An excerpt from the book: Inner Bushido)T We continue to explore […]
December 2, 2019

Bushido: An Antiquated Values System? (Part 5)

A Critical Review of the Classic Samurai Text: Bushido: The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe We continue to explore Bushido’s major principles, concepts, and values […]
November 25, 2019

KYORYOKU – Cooperation: Rockclimbing & Aikido

by Sean Hannon Sensei Castle Rock AIKIDO student Tim Keating and I went rock climbing not too long ago down in Colorado Springs.  This was my […]
November 23, 2019

“He Say” “She Say” & ‘SHISEI’ Being Centered During Political Turmoil

by Black Belt, Len KENSHO Silverston SHISEI, pronouned “she”-“say”, the Japanese word for “posture” and keeping our center and balance, is a fundamental Aikido principle. How […]
November 21, 2019

Bushido: An Antiquated Values System? (Part 4)

A Critical Review of the Classic Samurai Text: Bushido: The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe​P (An excerpt from the book: Inner Bushido – Strength without Conflict) […]
November 4, 2019

Bushido: An Antiquated Values System? (Part 3)

A Critical Review of the Classic Samurai Text: Bushido: The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe (An excerpt from the book: Inner Bushido) We continue to explore […]
October 31, 2019

Bushido: An Antiquated Values System? (Part 2)

A Critical Review of the Classic Samurai Text: Bushido – The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe (An excerpt from the award-winning book: Inner Bushido) Nitobe offers […]
October 25, 2019

HARA TANDEN: Men’s Center & Women’s Center in Aikido

by Sean Hannon Sensei It seems to me that there are substantially more men who practice Aikido than women. However, I have observed that women who practice Aikido […]