Current week is 4

20 Jan. 202026 Jan. 2020.

This week's Aiki-theme is based on the Japanese concept 'Gaman'. For an in depth definition of Gaman see this Wikipedia article: GAMAN means literally patience and the required patience to uphold a life-long practice. We also need patience to restrain our temper when triggered in conflict situations. How to keep a cool head with a warm heart so that we don't confuse restraint with apathy. We want to feel what's going on in a conflict without making it rule our responses. Patience to do this and to learn this is something which can be learned immediately. We simply have to choose for it.