Aikido as self defense

it’s interesting to read a thread on youtube about how aikido is fake and doesn’t have any practical applications in a “real street brawl.” I totally agree! And I totally disagree! The most important thing for me to be mindful of is why I train. I train to explore movement, understand my body, become more…

Skipping Stones

My father died 3 years ago on July 13th. 3 days shy of my birthday and 4 weeks shy of seeing my brother and me for the first time in about 9 years. If the universe revolved around me (and sometimes I truly think that it does) I would venture to say that this was…