This is an excerpt from my recent discussion with Richard Edmunds. Richard is a new guest for the Discussion Series but certainly not new to Aikido as he explains why, when and how he started. Richard is an Osteopath and a 30 year strong veteran of Aikido having spent an intensive 6 months in San Diego Aikikai with Chiba Sensei and where I first met him back in 1992.
He runs his own dojo in Burton upon Trent, Ishinjuku. You can find an article I wrote a few years ago about our relationship over the years at https://www.upsideinside.co.uk/2019/04/16/a-journey-with-friends-richard-edmunds/