Sho-Dan as Rite of Passage

A nice piece by Dave Goldberg of www.goldbergsensei.com I just returned from a long weekend in Maine. My cousin’s daughter, Jasmine, had her Bat-Mitzvah and just about everyone from the family was there. It was not as I remember mine or my sister’s, or any others from...

The Psychology of Aikido

A great piece by George S. Ledyard Many people are familiar with Aikido, the non-violent Japanese martial art which allows self defense without serious injury to an attacker. Not many however, know that the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, intended for Aikido to be...