In the beginning we are very focused on learning technique in Aikido.  Is my right foot or left foot forward? Do I pivot left or right?

Later as we advance we pay attention to breathing, timing, posture, extension etc.  The next phase is to develop a strong sense of mindfulness, utter presence that self monitors and maintains equanimity.  Then let’s test that with people grabbing, pushing and punching us…..Ultimately we forget this ‘self’ and focus on reading and leading the intentions of the uke.

But no matter where we are on this journey here is an article that provides Aiki principles to the randori of daily life…