The Paradox of Training Aiki and the Solution

One cannot Aiki without producing Aiki. One cannot produce Aiki without having trained Aiki. As a consequence of this being true, one often hears phrases such as, “Just use Aiki.” This is akin to saying, “Just do things correctly. Anything other than correct is wrong.” Of course, if one could “just use Aiki” or “just … Continue reading The Paradox of Training Aiki and the Solution

Beebe’s Brains 9/3/2017

The Big WHY? For decades I hid away in my little dojos here or there and tried to keep my head under the radar.  Being both asked to teach seminars and to write, I deferred. Why? To begin with, I didn’t feel I was yet good enough.  I had to teach (in my dojo) because I … Continue reading Beebe’s Brains 9/3/2017

Beebe Brains 9/2/2017

I was thinking the other day about how science has shown again and again (just Google “science nature sounds”) that most non-threatening nature sounds are calming to humans.  I’m referring to the “white noise” of nature:  a running creek, ocean tides, wind through trees, rain hitting the ground, etc. Then it occurred to me that the … Continue reading Beebe Brains 9/2/2017

Beebe’s Brains 7/24/2017

Hi Everybody, We shot some video and took some pictures on the top of the Grand Tetons, which I will post when I get back.   One vid is of me doing a box squat.  This will directly relate to TDD #1.   Another vid shows me doing a push test with my daughter while … Continue reading Beebe’s Brains 7/24/2017

Beebe Brains 6/17/2017 (The Netherlands)

I had a wonderful time training with a group of sincere, hard working folks in San Sebastián (Donostia).  It was a pleasure as always and I am already looking forward to next time! Here is a picture of Riki and I preparing to do so ken practice.   Walter took the photo!

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

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