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Arbutus Menziesii. Madrone.

Arbutus Menziesii. Madrone.

by Kristen Lawson Photo (c) 2020 K.D. Lawson I walk. I most enjoy walking in nature, natural surroundings, or as close to that as I can get. Light, smells, and sounds change day-to-day and season-to-season. Right now, I am looking forward to the sounds of the song...

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Aikido is Not a Place

by Malory Graham Chief instructor, Seattle Aikikai As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues into another year, we are watching dojos all over the world make the hard decision to close their physical spaces. We closed up our dojo in Seattle, WA in July after operating...

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Quarantine, the Revolving Dojo

by Laura Livingston It was the summer months that lured me into waking up at 5:00 am. The traffic outside the window of my old apartment was limited. The silence combined with the intense commitment of the daylight coming forward, creating and altering shadows, seemed...

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The Way

The Way

by Joshua Knudson “The essence of Aikido is to put oneself in tune with the functioning of the universe, to become one with the universe. Those who have grasped the inner meaning of Aikido possess the universe within themselves.” ~ O-sensei New age spirituality has...

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Falling Into Aikido

by Allison Muir How’d I get here? I’m scurrying down the deck stairs in my gi with a Mac-Book Air dangling in one hand and a bokken in the other, praying I have enough battery juice and Wi-Fi bandwidth. Bare feet hit backyard grass absorbing the moisture from this...

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