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….sakura!!!…

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…there are some things I want to talk about (2)…

- – - – - – - – - – The Importance of Ki-Waza – - – - – - – - – -

O’Sensei no kuden: Go-no-Sen

In the presence of the enemy, forget who you are, and have no fear for the defence of your body.  Only then can your prof9und  “self” be fully realized, and you will become your adversary. And if you truly become them, you will be able to “visualize” their aggressive move, even before they themself have begun it.

- – – translated (and possibly paraphrased in translation) by Itsuo Tsuda,  recorded by André Nocquet Shihan in his Hombu training diary, 1955-58.  Published in Maître Morihei Ueshiba: présence et message p.187

…in the dojo(105) – “look through their eyes”…

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Spring is in this horse !!! (1)

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…by Lynn A. Fraley

Lynn’s latest sculpture is complete…

…Syringa,   sculpted at 1/10th of life size,   and cast in polyurethane resin.Fraley_Syringa_LftFullBW2_1024pixW_72dpi_sig

See more at  http://lynnafraley.com

Peter has a show playing with his sound design…

The Fisherman and His Soul,  April 1 – 25   at Boise Contemporary Theater

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…and he is teaching a ‘SOUND AS ART’ workshop at The Atlanta School  Friday September 11th – Sunday September 13th… …with two free performances:  mid-afternoon and  after dark on Sunday the 13th of September,  in and around the old mining-town of Atlanta, Idaho...AtlantaSchoolcabins

The movie ‘Bluebird Man’ with Rebeca’s music…

…has been nominated for an EMMY!!!

and will have a screening on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015  as part of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival,  in Salt Lake City, UT, hosted by the Summit Land Conservancy…,  and its first international screening, on May 9th and 12th, 2015, at the  Green Film Festival in Seoul in Seoul, South Korea!

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…Rebeca’s CD,  Mostecelo, is…

.mostecelo2 here …and a preview of the very, very soon upcoming here!

A change of optic:

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…

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…peace pole!!!…