Ten Steps to Michi: Practical Spirituality In The Dojo

Michi – “the Way” – can meaningfully describe our martial practice if we define it as pursuing spiritual integrity, the extent to which our ideals match our behavior under pressure. To accomplish this, we must create explicit practices that combine emotional training, mindfulness, and perception with our martial training. This article presents several pragmatic ways to […]

Aikido and Natures’ Harmony…

Aikido and the Harmony of Nature Community Video Call: Weekly on Thursdays @ 7 pm Signup here: https://forms.gle/ihdVfRB7kjAn3X1W8 Tampa Aikido’s Community Calls continue through April, May and June, as we dig into the meat of Saotome Sensei’s famous book, Aikido and the Harmony of Nature (HON). Calls go in detail, chapter by chapter, with discussion […]

Dojo Update March 20

Update March 20, 2020 Dear Chuseikan Dojo Community, Under Executive Order 20-71 from the Florida Governor (signed today), all gyms and fitness centers in the state are ordered to immediately suspend services to further limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. While the Chuseikan Dojo is not technically defined as a fitness center or gym, […]

2020-02-07/09 Seminar: Sensei Bruce Bookman

On February 7-9 (2020), please join us once again for a special seminar with Sensei Bruce Bookman. Participation is limited to the first 30 people that register with payment.  If you would like to pay by check, please drop it in the mail to the dojo address.  Use the link below to make an on-line payment. […]

2019 ASU Regional Testing Seminar in Florida

The 15th annual ASU Regional Testing Seminar in Florida will be hosted in Tampa, Florida on August 10-11, 2019. We are inviting qualified ASU candidates for shodan, nidan, and sandan ranks to register and and test before a panel of qualified instructors and alongside their friends and peers. Instruction and testing will be led by […]

Loyalty

Saotome Sensei has spoken many times with me on the subject of “loyalty”.  I never particularly liked the term, because to me it called up images of fealty and blind allegiance. However, it is a topic that Sensei has many deep and complex feelings about, and over several years and many conversations I have begun […]

2019 ASU Yudansha Prep Seminar

This July 20 and 21 (2019), all ASU students preparing for their shodan, nidan, and sandan examinations are invited to join us for our tenth annual Yudansha Prep Workshop series. These Workshops have helped dozens of candidates have more confidence, build friendships with their testing peers, and to perform tests they were proud of. Participants […]

Memorial Day Seminar with Robert Deppe Sensei

On May 24-26 (2019), please join us for a special seminar with Sensei Robert Deppe. Sensei Deppe is one of the top instructors in the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. He holds the rank of rokudan (6th degree black belt) and is an instructor at the Aikido Shobukan Dojo in Washington, D.C. He is a personal student of […]

Yudansha Prep Workshop 2018

This July 21 and 22 (2018), all ASU students preparing for their shodan, nidan, and sandan examinations are invited to join us for our eighth annual Yudansha Prep Workshop series. These Workshops have helped dozens of candidates have more confidence, build friendships with their testing peers, and to perform tests they were proud of. Participants […]

How To Train For A Million Years, Part 2

This the second part of a two-part article, “How To Train For A Million Years.” You can read the first part of the article here. As human beings, we have a finite amount of time that we can spend improving our martial arts through keiko, and this creates an absolute limit to how much we can […]