Japanese character ‘bu’ as in ‘bushido’ consists of the
character meaning ‘to stop’.
Therefore the real meaning of bushido is not ‘to fight’ but
‘to stop using weapons and to stop fighting’. This is the
message that should be read from his teachings.
implementation of good basics is important.
These do not and must not change.
To keep good principles and to strive to improve one's own bad
habits and bad movements is imperative.
the basics are learnt, they should be applied
to other and more advanced techniques gradually.
teachers should teach this to students and encourage them to be gentle
to each other.
reason for studying Aikido should be for self-development and to learn
how to and about helping others and to a lesser extent to fight with
must enjoy what Aikido gives.