Philosophy Articles

Doing the Right Thing… Even When It’s Unpopular

by Sean Hannon Sensei Twelve-time Emmy award winning television reporter Adam Schrager from NBC affiliate 9News in Denver (pictured left) spoke at the Parker Library on his new […]

A Life in Aikido

For the first time, A Life in Aikido: The Biography of Founder Morihei Ueshiba has been published in English.  This excellent book was first published in […]

What Aikido Can Learn from One of the World’s Most Notorious Murders

by Sean Hannon Sensei The Denver Museum of Nature and Science recently hosted a remarkable exhibit on Genghis Khan.  It was a powerful exhibit well worth the […]

Reacting, Responding… & Ignoring

by Sean Hannon Sensei Perhaps now more than ever, we Americans seem to live in an increasingly “reactionary” world. Some men “shoot first” and ask questions […]

How to Learn Aikido Faster

by Tip Harris Sensei Relax!!   I very frequently tell this to my class, to individual students, or to my partner if I’m practicing.  If I […]

Appreciating Aikido’s Restraint

by Tip Harris Sensei Some years ago, we sub-leased mat space at our Dojo to a Karate group. Over the entrance door of Dojo, we had […]

Training with Martial Intent

by Patrick Musselman Sensei The truth is it’s easy to get lost in our martial arts training and lose sight of the primary purpose for being […]