Beebe Brains 6/21/2017

Three exciting things are happening today!  I uploaded the original text in Japanese and the translation of Shirata sensei's essay. I created an account and link to Pateaon.  Hopefully this will help to sustain True Aiki into the future. I am leaving to teach again in the Netherlands and Spain.  I am looking forward to … Continue reading Beebe Brains 6/21/2017

Shirata Rinjiro’s Renewal Through Keiko: Download

Dear True Aiki Readers, Below you will find two links.  One is to a pdf of the original Japanese text and the other is to a Word Document of the translation by Mr. Douglas Walker. Both of these are being made freely available to all with the understanding and request that both pieces be used … Continue reading Shirata Rinjiro’s Renewal Through Keiko: Download

Beebe Brains 06/16/2017

Hi Everybody, I have not fallen off of the face of the earth!  I have just been super duper busy.  I am a school teacher and the end of the school year is non stop!  I'll be done on Monday 6/19/2017, but I'll be on off to teach in the Netherlands and Spain Wednesday!  So, … Continue reading Beebe Brains 06/16/2017

Last Part of Shirata Sensei’s Essay

Short Topic Introduction (Feel free to skip this if you read last week's) Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about. These statements … Continue reading Last Part of Shirata Sensei’s Essay

Beebe Brains 5/30/2017

Shingon & Kukai One of my favorite books in English concerning Shingon Mikkyo is "Kukai:  Major Works" by Columbia University Press.  It went out of print, and they must have not printed that many because it was darn near impossible to get a copy for a long while. The founder of Shingon (True Word) Mikkyo … Continue reading Beebe Brains 5/30/2017

Beebe Brains 5/29/2017

Due to the generosity of many True Aiki supporters I am going to be able to up grade True Aiki to an account where I can imbed video.  This is cool for a couple of reasons.  I have a box full of old beta, vhs, and 8mm video tapes.  It would be pretty cool to be … Continue reading Beebe Brains 5/29/2017

Beebe Brains

This is my first post to a new page on True Aiki.  The page is named "Beebe Brains" and I'll be sharing short random thoughts, news, plans, and just about anything not deserving a full fledged blog post on it. If that sort of thing interests you, please feel free to check out those posts. … Continue reading Beebe Brains

Part 5 cont. and Part 6 – Shirata’s Essay Continues.

Short Topic Introduction (Feel free to skip this if you read last week's) Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about. These statements … Continue reading Part 5 cont. and Part 6 – Shirata’s Essay Continues.

Part 5 of Shirata’s Essay : Aikido as Budo of Harmony, Aikido as Budo of Non-Resistance

Short Topic Introduction (Feel free to skip this if you read last week's) Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about. These statements … Continue reading Part 5 of Shirata’s Essay : Aikido as Budo of Harmony, Aikido as Budo of Non-Resistance