" I chose the Aikido School of Self Defense as part of my journey into the knowledge of martial arts. To learn the discipline that will incorporate the complete mental calm and control of mind, body, and spirit. To learn to deflect an attacker's intent by using their energy in the most efficient and effective manner.
Essentially there are many paths of self-realization and of understanding the greater world around us. Aikido offers a valuable template for learning about oneself and others through the knowledge of movement, power, speed, timing, energy, relaxation, tension, and harmony. Practice helps make one aware of the whole. Such an awareness is the result of a unified body developed through Aikido."