Aikido must be approached with an updated fresh mind. In Japan, we extend this notion of the term "Shoshin", meaning "chaste heart." This is – the most important thing for learning path. About Shawsheen be thought of as something pure and childish sincere and naive. A study of techniques takes time, but gradually, over the years (it may need many, many years) you will be able to perform techniques like they are your part. Thus, even if it seems like you just do the same over and over again, day after day, if you're doing with Shoshin – with a fresh approach, a newcomer, your spirit will be profound, and your technique will gain depth and will be filled with substance.
Each lesson – a serious matter, and loss of time on it is unacceptable. This idea can be expressed using the Japanese term "ichi ichi th e" of the tea ceremony, which means that you think of a man sitting in front of you as a person whom you see in the first and last time in my life. Similarly, when engaged with a partner, you have to do it as though it may also go with the first and last. First, What I met O-Sensei, I had the opportunity to try some martial arts, I enjoyed them, but did not feel a deep interest to any. Despite the fact that in these arts for spirituality (seyshin), emphasis, I was a strong feeling that everything was as far away from art in general. When I met O-Sensei, I was very surprised and thought: "It is strange that such a venerable age, he was such a man." Before I was fighting arts with the idea that a victory over an opponent – their only goal, but O-Sensei introduced me to a whole new world. Now I would like to give some simple explanations of basic techniques that we study.