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Category Archives: Shihan Reynosa’s Blog

Public Announcement

Over the years we as students of Aikido have grown into teachers that have been called upon to conduct national and international seminars around the country and for some around the world. I have been blessed with great teachers and great students for the most part.

However, there comes a time when, as a …

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Spending ten years finding a great teacher…

During my Aikido career I have been with teachers that simply didn’t want to levy any protocols at all…they simply wanted to be one of the guys, per se. I have also been around teachers that have created such regimented and strict protocols that it surprised me that they even had any students. I …

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Letting go

I know I talk so big so often and one of my favorite subjects in the realm of bushido is death and dying. It’s not that I really enjoy talking about this, it’s just that it has so much to life and living. On Monday I had to euthanize our beloved Lhasa Apso …

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Introduction to Aikido…the Beginning of a Lifetime

Recently, I have been invited to Japan by Hiroshi Isoyama Shihan in order to attend a special seminar with the Doshu to be held at the Iwama Dojo. I have accepted his invitation and will travel there with my wife June this coming September. I will certainly update all of you with a story …

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Growing older in Aikido…

During my last trip to Japan, we had the honor of having a dinner party with Isoyama Shihan in O’Sensei’s kitchen at the Iwama Dojo. We were having a great time when Inagaki Sensei asked that I introduce myself and that I should sing a welcome song, since another guest from another dojo had …

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Autism and Aikido

Like many Autistic children, Isaac can function perfectly well at times, and, in fact, is enrolled in a public school, in a “typical” class with a “typical” teacher. In Kindergarten, he had a full time aide, and though he will take advantage if allowed, he is doing quite nicely where he is. But it …

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