O’Sensei embodied and taught an evolutionary process for personal development and martial integrity. He named the Arts he was teaching differently depending on where he was on his martial and spiritual journey. As he neared the end of his life, he lamented not having made it further on his path.

After teaching traditional Aikido for over 40 years, Denise Barry Sensei has chosen to focus her practice/teaching on the inner work of Aikido. Based on O’Sensei’s teachings of Masakatsu ~ Agatsu ~ Katsuhayabi, she is now calling what she is teaching, The Agatsu Method.

Agatsu means Self Victory. It is integral to the Aiki path and a powerful tool for healing, personal development and managing the ongoing stressors of the world we in which we live.

If you are interested in learning more about The Agatsu Method, please visit us at AgatsuMethod.com

We would like to thank all of you who have trained and contributed to making Kuma Kai Aikido a wonderful place to practice for 25 years. If you are interested in going deeper into the internal aspects of O’Sensei’s teachings, come on over and connect with us at the Aiki Consciousness Institute to learn more about The Agatsu Method and other offerings.

Thank you!