ContactKimbal Anderson, Sensei Komyozan@gmail.com 208-407-7590 1922 N 21st St., Boise ID, 83702
May Peace Prevail on Earth
When the Triangle, Circle, and Square become one, this unity becomes alive in a spherical rotation which is united with the flow of ki, and the Aikido of Sumikiri is made manifest.
– – – translated (and possibly paraphrased in translation) by Itsuo Tsuda, recorded by André Nocquet Shihan. Published in Shobu aïki. La victoire selon l’art chevaleresque de Morihei Ueshiba, by J-D. Cauhépé and A. Kuang, p.101
– – – by Kimbal Anderson Sensei
So this movement of energy we’re showing, this thing, is creating a circulation within y o u r body. Now some forms of aikido never go beyond this: “I have my center…I take your center… I throw you…” This is very much “I’m okay, you’re uke“… (in other words: “I maintain my integrity and you don’t need to….”) Well, what I prefer is that you both have structural integrity and you both keep it as you feed in. Which means that uke doesn’t bail out, but is able to experience the influences of being drawn into a greater circulation of energy.
A different man,
I’ve come back alone
to this mountain village
– – – so many times I’ve heard
the wind blow through these pines – – –
– – – from the Genji Monogatari
Heaven and Earth are here-and-now ceaselessly creating and beginning again and again. The beginning of Heaven and Earth that is laid out in the Kojiki is not the origin of physical matter that is discussed in astronomy, physics or history. And this is not because the Kojiki’s chapters on the Age of the Gods deal with things that happened spontaneously a long, long time ago – but nevertheless after that point in time. Now and – for that reason – here – which is to say “in the here-and-now” – is the place where all the time Heaven and Earth are beginning. That is to say: Heaven and Earth in reality are ceaselessly – both here and now – continuously being formed and are continuously creating. This “now” is called “the eternal present”.
– – – Koji Ogasawara, Kototama Hyakushin, p. 17
… singing with MahaVia in an evening of traditional Spanish flamenco with Derren Davidavich Crosby (flamenco guitar) and Julianna ‘La Patita’ Thomas, Kelli Brown, Natalie Gallegos as well as special surprise guests! Full food menu and bar… get your tickets here or at the door!!!
…and her new CD, ‘VOGT’ by PALANKEEN is out…
…the digital download is available here, and the CD’s are available on the same link. You can buy them here in Boise at Doyle’s on Broadway, and at the Record Exchange.
Aikido is a gem of many facets – sometimes it seems that every one of O’Sensei’s students remembered a different teacher, and of course, many, many different styles have been preserved and developed – but here is one facet that clicked into focus for me recently:
what if O’Sensei spent his time away from Iwama and Tokyo coherently pursuing what he felt to be his “mission in life”?…
what if he spent his time away from Iwama and Tokyo creating and nurturing a network of dojos run by Omoto-Kyo, ex-Omoto-Kyo and Ko-Shinto believers ( hand-picked deshi, some of them raised, almost, as members of his family) – – – and ex-Kamikaze pilots, too (!) – often with his own name on the sign – in places – and close to shrines…