Philosophy Articles

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 […]

Bushido: An Antiquated Values System? (Part 8)

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]