Aikido of Shin Sen

The way of peace

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Purpose Equals Happiness

I was listening to the radio recently and they were discussing research about happiness. All the research was indicating the importance of having a...


Deeper Connection to Self

Recently I was sitting in one of the huts in Bronte Beach where a few of the local community gather, when a woman joined us.  I gradually got ...


Constant Circulation of Energy

Written by Ken McLean


In winter hold fast to the pilar

Winter is upon us with its challenges – Life can be very challenging at times. An ancient saying “In winter hold fast to the pillar.&rd...


Riding the Cycle of Life

We have just recently experienced Easter which is a nice break for most. In the Christian tradition it is the acknowledgement of the crucifixion of...


Ideal way to have fruit

Kanten is an ideal way to have fruit. Its a cooling dessert perfect for our hot summers in Australia - it is refreshing and delicious.  B...


A free and happy life

The great thing about Macrobiotics is it unifies and integrates all existing dietary theories out there.


Welcoming the Year of the Dog

In oriental understanding we are moving into the year of the Earth Dog. Some of the qualities relating to this are loyalty, commitment, honesty and...


Macrobiotic Diploma Course in Shin Sen Dojo

Macrobiotics meaning big or great life is also considered the universal way of health and happiness. Its use can be traced back to Hippocrates who ...


7 Pleats of the Hakama

Jin – benevolence, compassion, love, humanity, charity, spiritual person, look after your opponent, protecting others


Are We Living Our Biggest Life?

Am I living my biggest life? Is life a joyous adventure with an ever-expanding circle of intimate friends, full of vitality and humour?


Shiatsu Treatments

Life has its rhythm, its pace. When we fall behind it can seem too much – overwhelming. When we go ahead – we feel lack of support &nda...


Returning to Vertical Connection

Greetings and I hope this finds you enjoying life with its many changes and challenges. 


A typical Aikido training session

Usually training takes place in a Dojo. Dojo is a Japanese word that means place of the way or place where we practice the deeper way of things. Si...


Aikido Created by O'Sensei

Aikido has usually been described as being founded by Morihei Uyeshiba in the late 1930’s in Japan. However, Aiki goes back, like Yoga, to an...


Aikido the new Yoga

As we enter more deeply into the 21st Century, life continues to change at an ever increasing pace. Technological, economic and lifestyle changes c...


All Women Should do Aikido

As the Earth and human society cycles toward inevitable change, the need for the power of the feminine to ascend to its rightful position becomes n...


Aikido and the nervous system

It is amazing how doing regular Aikido stimulates the brain. All the movements and the countless variations works on the neuro pathways in the br...


Macrobiotics – Choosing our biggest life.

Am I living my biggest life? Is life a joyous adventure with an ever-expanding circle of intimate friends, full of vitality and humour?


Yummy Home Made Gomashio

There is nothing like home made Gomashio to add to your soups or rice or salads.


Holiday Wishes

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.


A Special Kotodama Evening

Experience sound harmonisation for spiritual and physical clarity of mind and awakening your deep vitality.  6th August at our Kensington...



Musubi is a principle that expresses many qualities.



What is Budo? Budo generally translated to mean martial arts but that is not quite correct. The Japanese character in the written word breaks down ...



Zanshin is a Japanese word which means positive completion and follow through. An action that is done with unity of body and mind that creates a li...