Hiroshi Aikikai wishes to awaken its students to the values carried by this non-aggressive martial art characterized by graceful, circular movements and dramatic projections. There is no competition in Aikido and it is practiced by young and old.
Being a never-ending quest for self-improvement,each semester begins with a reminder of Aikido’s challenge to clarify our own values and thus behave according to those values, even under stress.
The beginning is always difficult. We witness the frustration of realizing the difficulty of teaching one’s mind and body something new. But perseverance has its rewards. The more one gives, the more one gains. In this way, one truly receives what one deserves.