Cutting Through the Waves

Last week, my dojo revived our somewhat-lapsed practice of Aikido on the beach! Beyond the sheer awesomeness of training within the beauty of a sun setting into the depths of the Pacific Ocean while being serenaded by a symphony of crashing waves, Nikki Sensei uses this environment as an instructional tool as well. He was teaching us to expand our awareness and, in doing so, increase our power: cutting and striking not merely at targets on our opponents’ bodies, but through the horizon itself.

Beach Aikido 2

Beach Aikido 3