This Spring our relatively new dojo ( 6 years ) had its first black belt tests for students. Andy, Geoff, and Richard have been training for 5 years at Pacific Shizen Aikido. The tests were very energetic! We had visitors joining us for the seminar from Whitehorse, Vancouver, Slocan, Nelson, and other Victoria dojos. Thank you to Jean-René Leduc Sensei for visiting and keeping us motivated.
There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.