Dan Kawakami on Past, Future, and the Present Mindset

November 13th, 2010 by twistingwrists Categories: Kawakami sensei, Words One Response

Kawakami sensei teaches Aikido and Zazen and if you’re around him for any length of time you’ll hear him talk about “being in the present” and he’ll tell you that your throw didn’t work because “your mind is in the future”.

After 18 years of Aikido I’m still deepening my practice of staying in the moment and I feel that Sensei’s thoughts on the matter can help encourage your practice.

In the video, Sensei explains how staying in the moment can make you more natural, live with less anxiety and fear, and be centered to live life fully.

  1. Sean says:

    I appreciate that you put this up.