In “Iwama Shinshin”, “ShinShin” refers to the belief of Master Ueshiba Morihei, who prayed the Kami for his Budo practice as well as his work in the fields. The founder used to say that Aikido was based on sword practice. The sword has also an important place in the Three (Shinto) Sacred Treasures of Japan. The specificity of Iwama Aikido lies in its teaching methods and its division into three-stages: basics, free practice and then creation. Since I was in my mother’s womb, I grew up hearing O’Sensei Ueshiba’s voice. Tohei Koichi Sensei seems to have counted how many Kami O’sensei referred to in total. He was surprised to count more than a hundred. It is important to notice that the spirit of Aikido itself is not to kill, but to live. To control, so as to produce the best. To go with the partner’s spirit in the right direction. Budo, it’s the study of “live and death situations”. In this respect, Budo is not a game. There is no winner, nor loser. O’Sensei’s spirit and mine are one, and I do my best to pass that spirit on.