Philosophy Articles

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 […]