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The AikiWeb Papers

Early in 2004, Jun Akiyama of AikiWeb asked several people if they would be interested in contributing monthly columns to his web site. I was privileged to be among those asked. Since then, I have written a submission for each month of publication.

AikiWeb is arguably the web's most important watering hole for anyone interested in aikido and all things aiki. Writing about aikido is difficult -- rather like the proverbial "dancing about architecture" (which I've never really thought was a bad idea, so much as conceptually challenging). I wish I could say that in my writing I've found a flow that embodies the experience of aikido at its best, for both author and reader. In reality, while at times I've hit a nice zone, the articles referenced below reveal how complex, awkward, and painful, simplicity and effortlessness can be.

All links in this section will take you to AikiWeb.