Two Cranes Aikido and Black Lives Matter

A message from Two Cranes Institute

Kimberly Richardson

          Aikido is an art that was founded by Morihei Ueshiba, O Sensei, an exemplary martial artist and profound spiritual teacher. His goal was to invite all humans to experience themselves as members of one united global family. He offered his teachings to the world that included all races, genders, classes and sexual orientations. We practice these teachings daily at Two Cranes Aikido and in this historical moment we stand in solidarity with all those suffering in the wake of the senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor—and countless others....Read more


Next Steps on our Aiki Path

Kimberly Richardson

Greetings to our Two Cranes Family and Friends,

We hope you are well and safe.  We would like to offer an update and a potential plan for continuing our Aikido training over the next three months as Washington moves through its phased approach to easing social restrictions imposed during the pandemic.
 
The dojo has always been a place where, with many treasured friends, we have swept and fallen and sweated and celebrated and ached and bowed and laughed and struggled and succeeded. It is a space dedicated to our shared growth. For
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