The Discipline of Meditation
In the Gold Coast dojo emphasis is placed on developing both the internal and external aspects of budo. To practice this martial art well, one must be relaxed and supple. This is not always an easy thing to do as ones mind and body must be in harmony. Developing inner awareness is very important for students of aiki jujutsu as this allows students to achieve the internal control which is an important life skill as well as being an essential process for practicing aiki. An excellent way to become more in tune with yourself is through meditation which is actually a process for letting go of thought.
The video below is of the preparatory meditation dojo members have undertaken as part of class. The video was shot for a kyu grading event in 2010. The meditation helps students to let go of their mind and become present in the now which improves one’s performance immeasurably.