Wow, what a year! For me, the winter holiday season is a time of reflection…a time to review the year and say “wow, what just happened?”
Our year in review includes many items…some banal, some transcendant. Our heater broke, our window got tagged, and our roof leaked. We also replaced our mat, had some wonderful guest instructors, developed this amazing new website, and had an amazing first demonstration at the Seattle Center Winterfest.
Through it all, I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to you all, our community of aikido practitioners, that continue to come back and provide the energy that helps keep us all motivated on our paths of self-awareness and self-improvement.
So, thank you all for making our dojo a place or warmth and welcoming, a place of spiritual awakening, and a place where we can all study our own versions of martial peace.
Wishing you all a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!
Domo arigato gozaimashita!
– John Peng
Seattle School of Aikido