“Don’t Make A Thief!”: Tribal Law and the ethic of Aikido

Aikido, a martial-art based on shinto (japanese animism) principles of peace and nature-based harmony, has always inspired me. The founder has an amazing history rooted in mythic cartography.

One of his students, later a well-known adept of Aikido, tells a story about how the founder, O-Sensei, resolved a conflict over thievery in his dojo (martial-arts training hall).

O-Sensei had more than his fair share of animist Royal Blood.

Written by Willem