General Secretary

Everything that happens in my life is somehow connected to Aikido. Either the daily experiences change the attitude in training or the insights in training give new perspectives to life. Either way – the small influences or the dramatic shifts – they always happen. It could be as small as the way to hold a dart…

President

It’s very surprising that the federation development in the last 8 years has resulted in 500 individuals, 150 black belts, 9 organisations as members from 4 countries. There has been no marketing, no advertising for the federation. We’ve just been doing what we are good at: Organising aikido seminars and tours.   The member dojos…

When I look at what the guys have written above, I feel embarrassed – for them. High-flying dogmas has never been my interest. There’s this concept, and that principle, and yet another Japanese word to describe a method until all you can say in desperation is “Empty Mind”. I’m natural at that, your average feet-on-the-ground…