These were written by friends, who graciously allowed me to share them here.
Master Pat, A True Force of Nature – by Michael Hancock
Michael Hancock, one of the senior students at Aikido of San Diego, shares his story of going back to visit his first Aikido mentor, ‘Master Pat’ Stratford, in England.
The Kihon Waza of Horse Training – by Cherie Cornmesser
A guest post by my friend Cherie, in Pennsylvania, about the importance the value of training in the basics, in both Aikido and horsemanship.