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 # 83
In the Art of Peace we never attack. An attack is proof that one is out of control. Never run away from any kind of challenge, but do not try to suppress or control an opponent unnaturally. Let attackers come any way they like and then blend with them. Never chase after opponents. Redirect each attack and get firmly behind it.
Ōsensei Morihei Ueshiba
(Poems of the Way)