What is Aikido?

I am asked this question often, any time someone new meets me, or a friend finds out that I do Aikido. Every time I am asked this question I have a great and frustrating internal struggle. When I start thinking about Aikido, I get excited, and so many things come into my mind about how […]

Affecting Kuzushi through Pattern Interrupt

Our bodies function on patterns, and rhythm. Our heart beats at a certain rate, our blood flows at a certain speed, the steps we take form a rhythm that is controlled largely by the sub conscious. When that pattern is broken, our subconscious mind is franticly trying to re-align itself and regain that pattern that […]