Count From ONE to ZEN…

THE BREATH-COUNTING EXERCISE This text is an excerpt from the book The Secret Book of Zen. More info here: The 1st Phase… The 1st Phase of Zen practice begins with the practice of counting the breath. You have meanwhile learned to sit properly and perfectly in the zazen posture. However, sitting in the zazen postureContinue reading “Count From ONE to ZEN…”

If you meet Buddha on the road… ZEN KOANS #1

The Zen Master warns: ‘If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him!’ This admonition points up that no meaning that comes from outside of ourselves is real. The Buddhahood of each of us has already been obtained. We need only recognize it. Philosophy, religion, patriotism, all are empty idols. The only meaning inContinue reading “If you meet Buddha on the road… ZEN KOANS #1”

AIKIDO ONLINE SEMINAR ๐Ÿ”ธ Traditional Aikido Europe Online Dojo

The next TAE Online Seminar will take place on the 12 + 13 December 2020. Two days of intensive and interactive training focussing on solo work and its relationship and benefit to regular dojo training. Save the date and watch this space for more info. ๐Ÿ”ธ // ๐Ÿ”ธ Sign up to the TAEContinue reading “AIKIDO ONLINE SEMINAR ๐Ÿ”ธ Traditional Aikido Europe Online Dojo”


SUNDAY / 29 NOVEMBER 2020 In this Online Workshop we will be focussed on exploring the fundamental principles for developing the intrinsic power of our body + being. First we must understand what is a principle, definitions will help us. The Oxford English Dictionary definition: ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ – A primary element, force, or law which producesContinue reading “PRINCIPLES OF POWER WORKSHOP”

Takemusu Aikido Seminar with Michael Ormerod (NL) (01-02-2020)

‘This seminar will focus on developing a state of play in practice. Using games and drills the aim is to develop soft skills, intuitive body movement and a creative approach to problem solving. Whilst remaining within the martial domain, the games and drills are to be practiced in a curious and ‘playful’ manner; and willContinue reading “Takemusu Aikido Seminar with Michael Ormerod (NL) (01-02-2020)”