“Everything in Aikido can be called what we say in Japanese, ‘atari-mae.’ We can even say, ‘atari-mae no Aikido,’ which means, ‘common-sense, reasonable, very natural Aikido.’ This is what I aspire to myself in my own Aikido – something simple and very natural. . . . . .
Most people do not really need something new and different, they simply need to take their own technique to the next level, and then to the next level after that.”
– Rev. Kensho Furuya