Aikido: The path to harmony. But harmony as to what?

We all, more or less, have in mind the meaning of the word "aikido", which defines the art in which we practice. We could say without this, of course, being the definitive or sole interpretation [...]

July 5th, 2017|Shades of Budo|0 Comments

Caesar’s wife

"It is not enough for Caesar's wife to be honest, she must appear to be honest too," Julius Caesar said once, when his wife was accused of infidelity. Starting with this phrase, I would like [...]

May 14th, 2017|Shades of Budo|0 Comments

Why choosing martial arts?

Why would one start practicing martial arts? There can be many reasons, more or less obvious, e.g. the need for physical exercise or weight loss, a low self-esteem, acquiring self-defense skills, the need for socializing, [...]

April 14th, 2017|Shades of Budo|0 Comments

The Instructor

I will never forget the feeling I experienced during the ‘90s, every time I watched a martial arts film. We have all, at some point in our lives, wondered what it would be like to [...]

March 8th, 2017|Shades of Budo|0 Comments