Aikido Inspiration

I’ve been thinking about this TedX talk for some weeks now. It’s from 2013 and about the time I went looking for Aikido training. I found this teacher. He’s local to me and wise about Aikikdo. This talk is filled with lots of experiential exercises with potent ideas for calm and strength. I love how he synthesizes aikido principles with relationships.  My favorite is the shaking that starts at about 7:30.

I took a class to learn more and while I love these exercises, I feel so challenged by the hierarchy and required homage. I prefer earned homage. And, I loved the bits I learned here.