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New Year’s Greetings from the B.A.F Chairman Peter Gillard

New Year’s Greetings from the B.A.F Chairman Peter Gillard

Happy New Year to you all, Members new and old,

The past year like our last practice has gone and now we move on both in life and our practice into the future.

The New Year is the time for "misogi", the cleansing of body, mind and spirit! We should try to take the practice from the Dojo and in to our life!

O’Sensei’s Aikido is a living path both as a martial art and a concept for our daily life, in which we should search for harmony not only in our practice, but also in our everyday lives, in nature and the universe!

In today's world this way of thinking let alone practicing may be  harder than ever!!!

Of course no one has ever said that this is an easy concept to follow, but if we all try a little step at a time maybe we will come to understand a small part of O'Sensei's Aikido.

So let’s begin 2017 with a beginner's mind and try move forward in our practice through " Misogi", and go forward, beginners, kyu grades and yudansha together developing and enjoying our practice in this special art O'Sensei gave us during the coming year.


Peter Gillard

B.A.F Chairman

Rhaid i chi fod yn ddewr i fod yn greadigol