‘Train Through The Pain” Versus Using Your Brain

Finding the Willpower To Transcend Pain And Discomfort Is The First Key to Excellence There is a universal philosophy in martial arts, “train through the pain” (pain is just weakness leaving the body). I’ve trained in a number of martial arts, and this credo insinuated itself into my thinking before I ever noticed.  I have […]

The Parable of Poison

The Parable of Poison is an old Taoist lesson that speaks to the heart of Aikido. Two brothers are farmers that have cultivated the land their whole lives.  One brother grows his crops to feed others and help his community.  The other brother grows plants in the pursuit of profit and riches, and secretly nurtures […]