Foot Care

Foot Care

  Always keep your feet (and the rest of your body and gi) clean and your fingernails and toenails trimmed for your health and as a courtesy to your training partners. Bring sandals or flip-flops and wear them up until you step into dojo. Beyond this there is some...

Keiko – The Path To Mastery

“Keiko” is Japanese for practice. Kei means to consider. Ko means something that is old. Rather than “pressing forward” the word suggests a kind of “pressing backward” and repeatedly revisiting something. We can’t hope to “get” any aikido...

Don’t Cut The Person With Your Sword

An interview with Philip Greenwood Sensei (6th dan), president of the Nishikaze Aikido Society of America, the official organization of Nishio Sensei’s Aikido in the United States. Greenwood Sensei sat down with Josh Gold, Executive Editor of Aikido Journal, to...

Aikido Journal Interview (Podcast)

A conversation with Philip Greenwood Sensei (6th dan), president of the Nishikaze Aikido Society of America, the official organization of Nishio Sensei’s Aikido in the United States. In this podcast, Josh Gold, Executive Editor of Aikido Journal, sat down with...