Last night I almost beat someone up for the first time in my life. What made it worse is that the person was around 70 and much smaller than myself. I always thought that the only way that I would allow myself to engage in a tussle is if someone threatened Rudy, my labradoodle. I […]
This was taken Nov 2011, what I thought when I was working with Kato Sensei and what I still think is that a spiral has no appendages. The jo just became part of the spiral that Kato Sensei created.
I had a student that was from the Ukraine. Every time that he was uke it looked like he was waiting in a bread line. Jimmy Friedman taught me to love to fall, I never could see what Kato Sensei showed but I was lucky enough to feel it.
I started Aikido like I have started most things in my life by accident. I was selling life insurance at the time, and probably was the world’s worst life insurance person. I had arrived early for an appointment in San Francisco near Van Ness and Turk Street, it was a great area to roam so […]