Takuan, Fudo….Aikido

„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…

Wasn’t that good…

The 2014 Easter Seminar has just been over – and “over” means that the dojo in Cologne has been cleaned, the remaining food from the Non-Talent Show has been eaten, bills have been paid, and an after-after-seminar party can take place. I’m really struck how smoothly the seminar was running and what a spectrum of attendees there were – both “teachers” and “students” – need the quotation marks here as the teachers were students in each other’s classes. And because some of the “students” are aikido teachers. The honour attendance goes to  Muhamed Amet – his first airplane trip to a foreign country for an aikido seminar – and to…

Your Mind & Body Are Not Separate

I found this graphic in a Buddhist journal and think it is quite interesting also for Aikido people. Nevertheless we often talk about our senses and feelings while the Aikido keiko, it also happens, that the stress being attacked can cause some surpising and/or even alarming body experieces. Maybe this graphic can give us an idea about unconcsious reactions in our bodys naming a possible reason. „…We talk about feeling things in “our guts.” We talk about a lump in our throat when we are upset. Our daily language illustrates this, but how often to we ignore what our bodies are telling us? This graphic is one depiction of some…

Project Toronto!

Please find the charmful project description and thanks by Rafa under the following link:http://musubiaikidofudoshin.blogspot.com.es/   The english translation is below the spanish text…

 

Update 12. June: Rafa has safely arrived to Toronto, and is taking over teaching until June 31st. Looks like it’s a perfect match! Next week-end Rafa will be in Sudbury teaching, so he is certainly going around to spread the Spanish way…

Donations have reached 150€ ! Thank you ( names are not published ). There is still time to donate for this project to get the bus tickets to Sudbury…it is a log way to walk there from Toronto.

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