TSUKI KAGE is literally "Moon" and "Shadow", the last meant as reflection or mirror. The name evokes the image of the reflection of the moon on a quiet stretch of water. Such a condition of imperturbability is possible only if the water is perfectly calm. In the Martial Art feeling, this concept expresses the continuous personal research, through the constant practice, to the achievement of a condition of inner calm for the control of any situation with a clear mind.
The activities of the dojo concern the practice of Aikidō and the study of the parallel martial arts related to the use of the traditional Japanese weapons, particularly the medium staff (Jō) and the sword (Ken), which their Martial Ways developed from.
Classes of Aikidō (Shumeikai Italia), Jōdō (Shintō Musō Ryu), Iaidō (Musō Shinden Ryu) and periodical meetings of Shodō are held.
Classes are held from September to July at Centro Yoshitaka, via O. Galante 25 in Padova.
For any information and class schedule, please follow the link 'Schedule and Contacts'.
Doka # 91
The real Art of Peace is not to sacrifice a single one of your warriors to defeat an enemy. Vanquish your foes by always keeping yourself in a safe and unassailable position; then no one will suffer any losses. The Way of a Warrior, the Art of Politics, is to stop trouble before it starts. It consists in defeating your adversaries spiritually by making them realize the folly of their actions. The Way of a Warrior is to establish harmony.
Ōsensei Morihei Ueshiba
(Poems of the Way)