Can intuition be trained? Of course!

Can intuition be trained? Can the rationality -that gives structure to technical training- support intuition, which is not rational and logical? In Japanese, intuition is chokkan and is represented by two kanji that have many things in common with practitioners of Martial Arts, especially Aikido: 直感. The first is choku, 直, which means direct, immediate. […]

True Budo is to become one with the low-cost seats. 2023 Aikido FIJLKAM Seminar in Palermo. Part 1

Ten centuries after the descent of the Normans into Sicily, today a horde of sleepy Turin people gathered at Turin Caselle airport to take the first flight to Palermo. We’re heading to Aikido FIJLKAM National Seminar. An itinerant formula which, after a couple of editions hosted in Piedmont, moves to the Pearl of the Mediterranean. […]

Dissatisfied and happy

Can we be dissatisfied and happy at the same time? Dissatisfaction is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it offers an incentive to achieve goals. On the other hand, it can become a regressive spiral. An invisible network that increasingly tangles personal initiative. A crushing burden. The experience of dissatisfaction is common to everyone. […]

Losing and the fear of definitiveness

Losing. Nobody likes to lose. But what does losing mean? Like almost everyone else, we give a meaning to a concept that derives from the situations we experience. You lose a wallet. An earring on a beach. A relationship. A job. Your confidence. A competition. A bet. Sometimes you lose weight…And so on The concept […]

Fear of missing out (FoMO) and the practice of a discipline

Have you ever picked up your smartphone to check for messages and updates even if you hadn’t received any notification with its sound? Have you ever opened your messaging apps to check if your message has been read? Finding yourself in the office, at home, in the car, traveling, on holidays, scrolling your finger for […]

“One centimeter game”: Miles Kessler and a mindful practice

This year we had again the privilege of participating in an Aikido seminar led by Miles Kessler Sensei, in the splendid environment of the Aiki no Kokoro in Boves (Cuneo, Italy). A total experience, from every point of view. It was also the first time in all these years that a training session was dedicated […]