Returning From Camp

We are back in the dojo. Classes resume tonight. It was a great camp and there are pictures and stories to share.


Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.
--Morihei Ueshiba

The Dojo

"Nature is also our dojo. The intricate variations of the seasons, the beauty of the flowers in the field are our teachers, and they lead us to the highest consciousness of Aiki."
-- Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

Thinking of the Upcoming Camp

There are some images from summer camp that are evocative. When we all leave the dojo, the yudansha leave their hakama hanging along the walls, ready for the next class.

In the dining hall, after a log day of classes, everyone gathers like family to share a meal.

And the lake, reflecting the sky at sunset.

In Motion

Captured a while ago. The lighting and the camera weren't fast enough to stop the motion but I like the effect. It catches some of the energy.