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Why do we bow?

A children’s workshop from the Hokusai: Great Wave Exhibition held at The British Museum in…

It’s an Aikido of London thing

Ever since Aikido of London was established a rich tapestry of people have come and…

Zen – An Aikido Perspective

I was still in England when I got interested in Zen Buddhism. I was impressed by Zen and Japanese culture written by Daisetz Suzuki Roshi. This was a very influential work in disseminating Buddhist culture to the western reader. It was so different from anything I had read before and gave a more “intellectual” grasp of the practice if such a thing were possible. I had experienced some meditation over the years