On 6/24, 25 I participated in AIKIDO Seminar organized by Fukushima Prefecture Aikido Federation and being conducted at Sukagawa Dojo by Seishiro Endo 8Dan AIKIKAI Shihan who studied directly under Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. Kaname Ariga 6Dan AIKIKAI Shihan was assisting him, as usual.
I was deeply touched by opening speech of Endo Sensei.
Sometimes a single event can change your entire life.
Since my school days I have respected and loved Aikido as a peaceful defensive and mysterious martial art that uses the energy of the opponent`s attack against him without causing undue injury. Five years ago, for the first time in my life, I had a lucky opportunity to participate in a trial Aikido class in Iwaki Aikido Keikokai.