Many movements start out slowly so we can experience the nuances of foot placement, the subtle directions our body frame takes, and where our intent is focused.
Some movement is very intense. I was fortunate on this day to practice with someone who understands the learning of intensity.
Some Aikido practice involves traditional staffs. Here we are using the jo. This practice helps the student to appreciate spacing and extending one’s energy without force.
I have been fortunate to learn from many teachers.
Matt Fluty Sensei, Tino Thundereagle, Barbara Azzara, Peter Shapiro Sensei, Linda Holiday Sensei, Ano Shihan Sensei, Koichi Barrish Sensei, Tasaka Shihan Sensei, and in spirit through all these teachers,
Morihei Ueshiba O’Sensei.


The Aikido Center
2417 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95818

Blue Lake Aikido
2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd Ste A4
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Aikido of Santa Cruz
306 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-8326

Living Aikido
555 Mahoney Ave.
Oak View, CA 93022
(805) 276-4095

At its root, practicing Aikido is an act of love.

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