All posts for the month July, 2013


With regard to Aikido, you will know from Chiba Sensei, and through it, in turn, and from O-Sensei. According to this method, each reflecting on the original principle of a facilitator. I only give the O-Sensei's technique and I hope that by doing so you will be able to fully embrace the spirit of Aikido. Aikido must be approached with an updated fresh mind. In Japan, we extend this notion of the term "Shoshin", meaning "chaste heart." This is – The most important thing for learning path. About Shawsheen be thought of as something pure and childish sincere and naive. A study of techniques takes time, but gradually, over the years (it may need many, many years) you will be able to carry equipment like they are part of you. Thus, even if it seems like you just do the same over and over again, day after day, if you're doing with Shoshin – with a fresh approach, a newcomer, your spirit, will be profound, and your equipment will get the depth and essence will be performed.

Each lesson – a serious matter, and loss of time on it is unacceptable. This idea can be expressed using the Japanese term "ichi ichi th e" from the tea ceremony, which means that you think of the person sitting across from you, as a man whom you see in the first and last time in my life. Similarly, when engaged with a partner, you have to do it as if opportunity to train with him is the first and last. Before I met O-Sensei, I had the opportunity to try some martial arts, I enjoyed them, but did not feel a deep interest to any. Despite that in these arts for spirituality (seyshin), emphasis, I had a strong feeling that everything was as far away from art in general. When I met O-Sensei, I was very surprised and thought: "It is strange that in this Seniors, he was such a man.