Who Am I

My name is David Shevitz, and it is my honor and privilege to both study and teach Kokikai Aikido, a modern style of aikido founded by Sensei Shuji Maruyama. I am currently the chief instructor at Aikido Kokikai South Everett, located just north of Seattle, WA.

I began writing this blog in an effort to keep my theorizing off the mat, yet still give me a chance to “think through” a lot of what goes through my mind when I’m analyzing my own aikido practice. I admit that the blog has only been moderately successful in this regard–I’m afraid I still do some considerable theorizing on the mat. Myy students, I think, would tend to agree, but are fortunately quite good natured.

When I’m not studying aikido or writing about it, I’m at work in the software industry as a programmer writer. I also have a wonderful wife, a fantastic daughter, a happy baby boy, and two very goofy dogs.

I originally thought that this blog would be my own little corner of the internet. I tend to lose notebooks and such, so I figured something online would be much harder to lose. Now, however, I’m meeting more and more people who find something either entertaining or valuable in what I write. Thanks! For those who would like to contact me in regards to exchanging links and such, you can reach me at: aikido[dot]instructor[at]gmail[dot]com.

Responses

  1. Dear David,

    I hope you don’t mind but I included one of your posts on my blog http://stevewildash.blogspot.com/2009/02/natural-movement.html and as a part of a discussion thread http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/systemauk/vpost?id=3294626 I hope you dont mind as it highlighted some of my thoughts on the subject of Natural Movement.

    Kind Regards

    Steve

  2. I know class is only an hour in length so you have to find a median between theory and practice. I however do appreciate the theorizing. I joined Aikido for as much internal self exploration as well as the outer exploration. Thank you.

  3. So…
    Now I know who you are but have no idea WHERE you are.
    FYI…
    My wife Anne and I are 5th Dans, USAF and teach in our small dojo known as AIKIDO OF TRY-CO-LAN, LLC located just south of Tryon NC.


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