“As your training progresses, always remember that the key to gaining the ability for spontaneous and creative technique lies in good ukemi.” (Saotome Mitsugi sensei)

“ You have to master the very basics solidly, with your body, and then proceed to develop to the higher levels…” (Gozo Shioda, 10th dan Aikido master)

“Aikido has no form – it is the study of the spirit.” (Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido)