The Martial Way
Budo is a matter of intense physical training coupled with deep contemplation and introspection. These writings are here shared to assist the reader in their own necessary reflections and to provide further insight in our dojo for the potential student.
A General Bibliography and the Issue of Translation
Faith, Discipline, and Humility
Group Discussion on Takuan Soho's "Fudochishinmyoroku"
On the Exchange, "Old Man Ueshiba"
Rank Gains Meaning by Being Meaningless
Silence and the Mystification of Aikido Waza
The Dark Nights of Spiritual Maturity
The Ideological Myth of Aikido
The Living Way: An Application of the Thinking of Thomas Merton to Budo Training
Waiting For The Buddha Will Kill Your Art
When Aikidoka Speak and the Silence that Ensues
Why do we train? - A Conversation Between Two Teachers
Aiki: Yielding and Unyielding Energies in Concentric Spirals
A Retransliteration of Osensei's "Kannagara No Jutsu"
Character Development for Children in the Martial Arts
"Founder did" does not mean "We do"
Habitual and Actual Spontaneity
Here, There, and Back Again - co-authored with Iseri Nobuo, Shihan
How to Make Sure Your Kids Suck at Aikido: A To-Do List
Katame-Waza and Control Maintenance
Making Time and Finding Time - by Sean Sanders
Modern Aikido - Aikido For Sale
Nostalgic and Romantic Tendencies in our Training
On Discussions - A Conversation Between Two Aikidoka
Osensei, Omoto-kyo Theology, and Ichirei- Shikon-Sangen-Hachiriki
Remaining Powerful in the Face of Options to Remain Weak
Technical and Martial Training
The Complementary Roles of Uke and Nage
The Nage/Uke Dynamic - Some Guidelines
The Senpai/Kohai Model and Issues of Ego
Tony Blauer's Premise for his SPEAR System is Wrong and Misleading
Not So Wonderful is what is Wonderful