A Chat with Takemusu Aikido New Mexico
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Train like a samurai—aikido is a unique martial art that integrates body, mind, and spirit. It uses the joint locks and throws from jujitsu and combines them with the body movements of sword and spear fighting. Graceful and powerful, it emphasizes peace and harmony over aggression and violence.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Aikido is [a] noncompetitive martial art. Masakatsu Agatsu – “True victory is victory over oneself.“
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Buenviaje Sensei founded Takemusu Aikido New Mexico in 2009. Buenviaje Sensei’s commitment is to preserve and create a safe, supportive, and challenging environment where students can learn and grow to love and incorporate aikido into their lives.
What do you love most about your job?
Buenviaje Sensei and his students love the physical training and mental discipline that comes with regular aikido training.