In the course of learning or teaching aikido, people often speak truth. Here are some of my favorites. The transcriptions may not be perfectly accurate, since I heard them in class, but I hope I preserved the message.
“If you’ve been wrongly perceiving what is happening for a long time, it’s difficult to truly see what is really happening.” – Shihan Chuck Weber, at Baltimore Aikido, 7/25/2015
“Use the point of your sword as your shield.” – Shihan William Gleason
“Draw energy from the earth.” – Shihan Mary Heiny