Through Japanese Calligraphy, Martial Arts, and Zen.
Gohitsu Shodo Studio lives at the intersection of Japanese Calligraphy, Martial Arts and Zen, also known as KEN ZEN SHO training.
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Shodo practice brings expansion of awareness and thoughtfulness developed with the brush to everyday life activities.
Through the practice of Aikido, we develop our spirit and strengthen our character to become better human beings.
Through Zen training we resolve all dualism and have the opportunity to see our true nature.
Esteban Martinez has been training in Aikido for 22 years and holds the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt) with Aikikai Hombu Dojo. He began practicing Japanese Calligraphy and Zen after completing the Kenshusei training in 1998 under the late Aikido and Zen Master Fumio Toyoda Shihan. Ten years later he studied calligraphy (shodo) and penmanship (shuji) under Maki Narita LaBonte through a series of personal lessons.Read Full Bio