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Prairie Winds Aikido

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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.

<What’s in a name?>

early class

Class at Prairie Winds Aikido, 2011

In Gassho