Dojo Identity

Why Are We “Five Rings” Aikido

Many people around the world have read “The Book of Five Rings” (Go Rin no Sho) by the great Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi.  Even though the book is about swordsmanship, it is one of the greatest works on tactics ever written.  Musashi’s book is to tactics what Sun Tsu’s “The Art of War” is to…Read More

Changing How I Practice Aikido

     This article was inspired by an article published online by Aikido Journal, titled “Managing Change in Aikido” by George Ledyard.  Read it here, (“http://www.aikidojournal.com/blog/2009/11/08/brian-kagen-pick-managing-change-in-aikido-by-george-ledyard/”) BEFORE you read my article below.  Also read the comments, since some of the information is included in Ledyard Sensei’s reply to a comment posted by a reader.      Ledyard…Read More