Shoji Nishio Sensei considered aikido to be “a morally principled ‘Yurusu Budo,’ that is, a ‘budo of acceptance,’ and a manifestation of what the Founder meant when he said that ‘aikido is a path of loving and protecting, generating and forming, and bearing and cultivating everything in the universe.’” In our way of practice every aikido technique is an expression of these principles.

I wish to give a very special thanks to my teacher Koji Yoshida Shihan to whom I owe an ever deepening knowledge of these things.

Philip Greenwood

Uke: Heather Greenwood, Carre St. Andre, Will Sandoval, Dan Cole, Mike Kindsvater