Here we are again, at the beginning of another year of training. Existing members are back refreshed and ready for the more training and welcoming new members . Each of us, with new personal plans and paths to follow, would still have a common purpose within the dojo – learn about yourself .
If you have life in you, you have access to the secrets of the ages, for the truth of the universe resides in each and every human being. (The Art of Peace – by Morihe Ueshiba, translated by John Stevens)
We are told that, basically, there is nothing new to learn here in Aikido. We are learning to discover and recognise what are already inherent in us and to use them in our best capacity towards the art of peace.