Celebration!!

We are half way though the 50th year of Yamada Sensei bringing Aikido to New York City and founding the United States Aikido Federation. I am struck by how important it is to reflect on not only this major milestone but on how to we should celebrate daily, the gift that has been given to…

Etiquette in the Dojo… Is This Important?

Etiquette in the Dojo… Is This Important? Bowing, Japanese language, and other formalities… Is this important? Most of us are not Japanese, nor are we practicing in Japan. We are in our Dojo in Charlotte, NC. Our members come from all walks of life. What you are witnessing is preservation of our art form. Not…