Kara Stewart, Andrew Blevins, Pat Hendricks Sensei and Charles Bland at Pat Hendricks seminar in New Mexico

Josh Gold

I am Executive Editor of Aikido Journal and co-founder of Ikazuchi Dojo. I began my aikido journey in 1991 under Haruo Matsuoka and am honored to have been his direct disciple for the last 27 years.

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  • I am from Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. This is the best motivating article I have read in years about aikido. I love this art. Some years ago I had to abandon the practice because my senseis , were having disagreement at the dojo and they split up the school and my sensei left. Since then I have been practicing by myself at home with not much consistency (with the help of Aikido Journal and other material). I think I would look for another dojo and sensei that best fit my needs and start practicing on a regular basis. I wish I could receive more articles from Kara. Thanks a lot.