I’m glad you asked.
What’s in a name? Well, everything really.
I chose this name for very specific reasons, I toyed with different ideas, and every time kept coming back to Peaceful Storm.
Something I feel is not very prominent in the world today is humility. Maybe it is the society that we live in, always needing to be the biggest, and most powerful. Maybe it is because we are all Human; fallible, needing ego boosts, and to be in control of our lives.
One thing I have learned from my time in Martial Arts, through the people I have met, if someone is truly good at what they do, you may not know it until you are looking up at them from the ground confused as to how exactly you ended up there.
Never boasting, never bragging, but confident in who they are, and what they are capable of. A Peaceful Storm.
Storms do great things, they are essential for the cycle of life, bringing much needed hydration in dry times, renewing the growth of plants, refreshing the environment around them.
Storms are also capable of extreme devastation and destruction, but this is not what we seek, it is not what we want.
We want to bring rejuvenation to the world around us.
You’ve no doubt heard the phrase “Speak softly, and carry a big stick”
What I will say is: “Live peacefully, and practice Aikido”
Always be the Peaceful Storm – calm, but prepared.