Cecelia Ricciotti Sensei of Philadelphia recently received the following letter from a former student. Don't miss the link to the full article on Jason's own site.
Our first trip started with an email received two months earlier from a Russian Aikido instructor named Vladaslov (Vlad). The email expressed interest in learning more about Kokikai and asking whether there where any seminars in Europe or videos of...
After accepting an administrative position at a small college in Nagoya, I found myself living virtually next door to the dojo. I clearly remember hearing these odd slapping and banging sounds as I was finding my way around my neighborhood the day after...
Recently a student wrote from Japan where he was on an extended trip. He was taking a calligraphy class and he asked the teacher, "How should I do this brush stroke?" She answered, "Boldly!"
Common sense sounds like something everyone should be able to understand without an explanation. Yet what one person may call common sense may seem senseless to another. Common practices of etiquette provide many examples.
If you're interested in studying a martial art and are looking for a school or "dojo", you may wonder how you can find a good one. There is, unfortunately, no standardized accreditation for the martial arts.
When Sensei asked me to write an article for this website I have to admit I didn‚'t know where to begin. It's not that I am ever at a loss for words. Instead, it was more a matter of having too many words and too many thoughts. Worst of all, I...

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