Aikido is fun! It helps build a community by helping people build themselves. Its key elements are physical discipline, happiness, flexibility, harmony, strength and agility. Aikido, a sanctuary for soul-centered evolution, leads us to the path of spiritual transcendence and transformation. Thus, volunteering at Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara is an enriched experience for me. At the dojo, I enjoy meeting different Aikido practitioners, working with Lia, and collaborating with other interns. I have gained a better understanding of how a non-profit organization works and how to more efficiently & more effectively accomplish its administration & bookkeeping tasks.
Knowing how to fall properly is an essential self-defense skill that inspires us to explore our potentiality. I believe that Aikido is about the community: It brings people together and fosters positive interaction between each other. I have practiced yoga for over four years and I would love to try Aikido. I think that Aikido can incorporate some philosophy and movements from other sports, such as Yoga, Taiji & Qigong, all of which help us reconcile our inner world with the external material world.
蜕变 – 展开翅膀，朝着梦想前进
和气道追求人与外界，人与自然，人与内在世界的和谐，快乐，灵活和力量。它好像一展明灯引领着我们飞翔在广阔的蓝天中，找寻真正的自我和灵魂。 “以柔克刚”，“借劲使力”，“不主动攻击” 是和气道的特点。 在圣塔巴巴拉合气道馆，我一次又一次地被这种独特的日本武术深深地震撼，我认为这是真正的合气道。 场下练习者们和善可亲，场上他们展现着惊人的耐力和毅力 – 他们正在逐渐成长蜕变着…