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

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  1. I like earth energy myself. What I make out of clay will in the words of Gary Snyder…..”linger in this clay and loam till Japanese and English are lost tongues.”

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