When Okimura Shihan gave me permission to open a dojo he asked me what I would call it. Simple question.
Shihan once described a cabinet that I built as ‘complex, but not complicated’. A dojo name is like that too, I think. The name ‘Prairie Winds Aikido’ is complex, but not complicated.
The following document is an essay I wrote at the time about naming the dojo. Enjoy.