Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Season's Greetings

New Years Salutations

As we gradually approach the New Year, I want to extend my best wishes and gratitude to all members and friends of Shobu Aikido. It has been, and continues to be, the goal of Shobu Aikido to develop a higher and higher understanding and ability in the art created by Morihei Ueshiba.

It is therefore altogether fitting that we should reflect, at this special time of renewal and rejuvenation, on the goals of the founder and the degree to which we are sincerely seeking their realization through our practice. A better society will never be created without both wisdom and compassion and these should be the practical goals of our daily training.

As everyone is aware, we are presently in very difficult times in this country and throughout the world. It is my belief and goal that we will, through grasping the spiritual truths underlying Aikido, be able to improve this world and lead it towards a better future.

With this goal I join hands with you all and say for your efforts. Shin Nen ni Omeditou Gozaimasu. May you have a joyful and prosperous New Year.

Bill Gleason