Dojo Kun are traditional rules set out to help members understand the philosohy and practical aims of training. Underpinning them are the western systems of rules of grading, risk management, policies and procedures, coaching certificates and blue card police checks.
Brisbane Aikido Republic strives to learn, study and promote the martial art of aikido through diligent practice, knowledge and active links to the founder of aikido. We welcome serious men and women to join us for the practice of aikido.
aikido n. A Japanese martial way studying the principle of joining rather than fighting with an opponent.
re·pub·lic n. A group of people working together towards a common goal
We often use the motto of our teacher Maruyama Sensei
I am mind itself.
If I hold positive thoughts in my mind, good things are likely to happen.
Holding negative thoughts in my mind works against my best interests.
Therefore, even if my body suffers physically, my mind remains optimistic.
Even if I encounter obstacles, my mind is never defeated.
Daily I fill my heart with thoughts of joy, gratitude and hope.
I face each new day with a bright and optimistic spirit, which I express in word and deed.
I have faith in life, and life responds in kind.
We like Patrick Auge's
Aspiration - An unconditional attitude to learning
Familiarization - Develop habits through repetition
Discipline - Watching our thoughts words and action
Determination - To hold firm to our commitment to training
Reflection - To reflect on ourselves and what we do