Reintroducing Aikido: Summit LA19

On November 8-11, I will have the opportunity to represent the art of Aikido at Summit LA19, one of the world’s preeminent idea festivals. Fellow presenters include Dara Khosrowshahi (CEO, Uber), Gwynne Shotwell (President and COO, SpaceX)...

Category - Editorial

In Memory of Aria Cheyenne Ramirez

Aria Cheyenne Ramirez: June 10, 2002-September 14, 2019 After a battle with a rare form of cancer, Lee Lavi Ramirez Sensei’s daughter, Aria, passed away on September 14th. On behalf of the aikido community, Aikido...

Hakama 101

Origin of the Hakama The Hakama are traditional Japanese pants, originally worn over a kimono by members of the higher classes of society. Its origins may be found in the Heian era (794-1185), when women of the imperial...