“Aikido is about developing…”

“Aikido also offers a philosophical spiritual dimension which coincides with my own philosophical and spiritual practice. Aikido is about developing your character and seeking peace and harmony. It is about being humble, patient and courteous. In Kokikai Aikido there are four basic principles, 1) Keep one point to develop calmness, 2) Relax progressively, 3) Correct posture, and 4) Positive mind. Internalizing these basic principles can be a foundation that can be very instrumental in helping to create success in other avenues of our lives. As a senior lecturer at the University of Massachusetts and a fourth year doctoral student in Leadership and Change these basic principles of Kokikai Aikido, the practice and discipline of Aikido helps me sort out and put into perspective those hectic moments that life brings.”

Educator, Boston Massachusetts