Kanai Sensei Articles
By Julien Neves-Pelchat, Aikido de la Montagne, Montreal, Canada
(reviewed by Helena Neves-Pelchat, Julien’s mother)
My name is Julien, I am 10 years old and I’ve been practicing Aikido for a year. I have passed my yellow belt exam and I am now working hard for my orange belt.
I love Aikido. During my life, I’ve had the opportunity of visiting different Aikido dojos and I’ve always been impressed at seeing the different techniques and the amazing tobiukemi.
by Mitsunari Kanai
Fundamental Philosophy of Reigi
The motivating principle of human survival, based upon the instinctual needs of food and sex, is power. The ability to effectively use power is crucial for the sustenance of life itself. The technology of fighting, pre-modern and modern, is an expression of this power, and the human race has survived to this point in history because of the ability to properly use this power. In fact, the development of this technology has given rise to new ideas, scientific advances, civilization, and culture. The basic principle of power is deeply rooted in life itself, and it is still the basis of human society as we know it today.read more
by R.A. Whelan
Note by R.A. Whelan:
I had the good fortune of traveling to Dublin, Ireland to attend Kanai Sensei’s seminar at Trinity College. The event was organized by John Rogers, 5th Dan, head of the Irish Aikido Federation. It was a terrific seminar (or rather it was “grand” or “brilliant”) with much goodwill shared by the many international attendees.
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