Reflections on 18 years in Aikido.

  Reflections on 18 years in Aikido. As I approach completing my 18th year of training in Aikido next month, there are some memories I wanted to reflect on: -Attending my First Winter Camp 9 week after starting. -Attending my First Summer Camp at Colgate University and attending every class for the full week. -Yamada…

Today, I'm speaking with Reuven Lirov, 3rd Dan

Today, I’m speaking with Reuven Lirov, 3rd Dan

Today, I’m speaking with Reuven Lirov, 3rd Dan. Weiner Sensei: What led you to Aikido? Reuven-san: A seminar and a black eye. You know it’s funny, I’ve thought about this a lot since opening my dojo and reflecting in conversation with other senseis. I began training at four years old in Judo and Jujitsu under…

J. Weiner, 4th Dan, Shidoin - Aikido of Charlotte - Charlotte, NC

Interviewing our Dojo Cho…

Ed-san: A lot of people talk about aikido’s effects on its practitioners’ daily lives – that it isn’t just limited to the mat. How has aikido influenced your everyday experience? Weiner Sensei: My understanding is that O-Sensei created Aikido not only to effectively train our bodies but to bring people together in harmony. Meaning, I feel he…

Are you hurt or are you injured?

G.I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott. There is a line in the movie that got me thinking about Aikido Training. “Are you hurt or are you injured? If you’re hurt, we’re just carry on but if you’re injured we’ll stop and get you medical attention.” Of course, it’s not…