What is Your Motivation?

What is Your Motivation?

The first and most important thing you must ask yourself “Why do I want to teach Aikido?”  There are many potential answers: I am a great Aikidoist and I want to impress many people I am a good teacher and I want to educate many people I am a good businessperson and I...
Client-Centered Aikido

Client-Centered Aikido

I have been successful applying a psychotherapeutic concept as a guiding force in how I run our dojo.  The concept of “client-centered” or “person-centered” is attributed to Carl Rogers.  Roger (1986) stated “it is that the individual has within himself or herself...
Aikido Fosters Personal Growth

Aikido Fosters Personal Growth

By Aviv Goldsmith Aikido is too good to be kept a secret.  This is the title of my unpublished book.  Time and again I have seen how Aikido can be a transformative tool for people and a solid developmental platform for youths. When I was a teen, my mother was...