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...

Aikido On The Street

Does Aikido work on the street? It’s common to think of “winning” in martial arts as defeating or submitting an opponent. But if we set aside our ego for a bit we can see that “winning” can take on a much bigger meaning. Here is one...

What is a True Man?

What is a True Man? Is it rugged burliness and overdeveloped biceps? Is it physical toughness, the willingness to face danger or take pain? In the mind of a boy, becoming a man is a matter of proving yourself through action, strength, bravery and physical courage....