Interview with Ariga Kaname October 2015 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself My name is Ariga Kaname and because it is the habit of Japanese people, they call me Ariga-san. I started Aikido 27 years ago at the age of 15. From the beginning I followed Endo Sensei and Shimizu Sensei. After I graduated at university I had a part-time job. I had a lot of time to tavel and participated in many seminars of Endo Sensei also in Europe. Endo Sensei gave me the chance to become a member of Saku Dojo, which is why I moved to Saku 14 years ago. After I had moved to…Details
Dear aikidokas I just want to confirm and welcome you to Black Belt Seminar starting in Cologne/Köln at Forum Kishintai, Beethovenstrasse 16-18, next week Thursday 9th April. The attendee list is below. Specifically, I want to welcome first time attendees from Hungary/New Zealand ( Keni ), Norway ( Eivind ), Canada ( Darren ), the Linz-gang ( Benjamin, Mathias, Michael, Martin ), lonely-cowboy from Graz ( Willi ), Andreas from Karlsruhe, and, of course, Michael from Malta. And all the spanish newcomers. I say this with a note that most of the newcomers to this seminar are teachers in their clubs. It is an honour. Time table: Thursday: 18:00-18:45 registration…Details
I want to announce some highly recommendable seminars for the next months:
Matti Joensuu in Villach (Austria), Ariga Kaname in Hamburg, Villach and Cologne (Germany, Austria) and Kuribayashi Takanori Shihan in Oslo (Norway).
For more informations please go to our seminar site or follow the link:
See you soon on or beside the tatami,
„What is called Fudo Myoo is said to be one’s unmoving mind and an unvacillating body. Unvacillating means not being detained by anything“. – Takuan In the past the image and the „concept“ of Fudo Myoo was used like an inspiration for the martial artist and zen monk. The „Fudo-shin“ like an spiritual attitud in the combat and in the life was very important. Takuan Soho used Fudo Myoo to explain the mind and body attitud in the bushido,to the samurais. The Budo comes from that bushido, and the Aikido it is a form of Budo. It’s for this that the learnings of Takuan about the spirit, the mind and the…Details