Peter A Goldsbury
I hope you are well.
By chance, this was the name (in Japanese) that we chose for an aikido course in the culture centre where I instruct. We have two courses and we could not use the same name for both, so we chose 護身術, or goshinjutsu, which in the dictionary is given as the art of self-defence.
I am reasonably well despite the insurmountable odds.
Always refreshing to read your to the point responses. I am often amazed at the lengthy academic essays on Aikiweb to what is often a simple question on Aikido.
It makes me appreciate my early teachers who trained us hard without the need of sitting in a circle listening to lengthy lectures on love and harmony.
I am now even starting to appreciate my early formative years sitting daily in bomb shelters rather than being over educated. The common sense and strict discipline of those early years appear to have served me rather well in my life.
Co-author `Positive Aikido`