Sword in Aikido

O Sensei – Morihei Ueshiba   From William Gleason Sensei When the founder passed away in 1969, sword training at the Honbu dojo in Japan ceased to exist as a part of the regular curriculum. At that time sword training was only available for select high ranking students and was conducted somewhat behind closed doors. Although ...

Mutual Mindfulness

Mutual Mindfulness

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Success

On Wednesday night July 11 2018 the England football team embarked on their semi final World Cup match against Croatia. This English team and newly made iconic Manager have been much trumpeted in the press; a young team playing in a new way and now even able to win on penalties and probably progressing to ...

Don’t be a Dickhead – be conscious, if you want

My son asked me if I thought most people are dickheads. I sort of knew what he meant and reframed it somewhat as people either consciously or unconsciously or both, choosing and accepting their lot in life even-though they might hate their jobs because they’ve got kids, a mortgage and other bills to pay. Knowing ...

3 DOWN, 1 TO GO

“IT’S NOT ABOUT THE CONTENT OF THE MESSAGE, BUT HOW YOU’RE COMMUNICATING IT.” AMY J.C. CUDDY Associate Professor of Business Administration, Hellman Faculty Fellow “Our research has broad implications for people who suffer from feelings of powerlessness and low self-esteem due to their hierarchical rank or lack of resources,” says Harvard Business School professor Amy J.C. ...

NLP & Aikido

    “There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbour within.”                      – O Sensei – Anyone who has done some NLP Training ...

Posture is Power

Posture is Power
“IT’S NOT ABOUT THE CONTENT OF THE MESSAGE, BUT HOW YOU’RE COMMUNICATING IT.” AMY J.C. CUDDY Associate Professor of Business Administration, Hellman Faculty Fellow “Our research has broad implications for people who suffer from feelings of powerlessness and low self-esteem due to their hierarchical rank or lack of resources,” says Harvard Business School professor Amy J.C. ...