In my 2 years of practicing Aikido with Sensei Reitan here in Sandpoint, I have always felt individually appreciated and encouraged to excel. I personally needed that. I enjoy each and every workout – which are always different – you never know what to expect. Its always a new and exciting learning experience.
Sensei Reitan is such an excellent teacher. You can here a pin drop in the dojo when he is demonstrating, because everyones attention is wrapped up, due to the most obvious mastery that is unfolding in front of us. We are unbelievably blessed to have this world class Sensei here in our little Sandpoint, ID!
This softer Martial Art is soooo much easier on my 62 year old body than Karate used to be – and it evokes deeper more spiritual feelings/awarenesses out of me.
I love “finding the holes” that come with learning how the body of my partner (Uke) “wants” to move (rather than me using my force against him/her). I’ve discovered that I’m actually growing spiritually – while getting great exercise – and experiencing a wonderful sense of community here in the Sandpoint dojo – all at the same time! What a blessing!