From the founder of Aikido, a few words of wisdom:
Your spirit is the true shield.
One does not need buildings, money,power or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing and this is the place to train.
When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way.
Create each day anew.
All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together.
There is a Universe between us that does not exist.