7/16/2002 11:31am [from Jun Akiyama
I have just put up a new article entitled, "Sword and Aikido"
written by Bill Gleason (6th dan, Shobu Aikido of Boston
), that deals with the question, "Why is swordsmanship so valuable for understanding the essence of aikido?" With insights into the koryu sword arts that the founder studied, this article is sure to be enlightening to anyone interested in this subject.