Author: Scott Berg


My dog Rudy has had a greater impact on my Aikido journey than even the most skilled Aikido Sensei I’ve trained with. To be clear, he didn’t refine my ikkyo or any other techniques, as that wasn’t his interest. Rudy taught me something more profoundly valuable — the concept of ‘us.’ He showed me that life […]

Does our Dojo Have an Ego?

Lately, I’ve been immersed in contemplation regarding the unique characteristics of every dojo, and I’ve come to realize that each carries its own distinct ego. Some dojos may boast about having the ultimate solution to any attack, while others pride themselves on their athleticism or the effectiveness of their techniques.  Initially, I believed that the […]