Bolt sensei’s aikido technique is one of seemingly minimal effort for maximum effect and results. The first thing is “aiki”, or the harmony of energy within one’s own mind body and spirit. This is accomplished by a proper relaxed posture and a focused mind. You must receive the attacker’s power and redirect it. The next step is to break the attacker’s balance or “kuzushi”. The final step is the resolution of the focused technique or “zanshin”. Sensei stresses proper ukemi or receiving the technique. This is often referred as the person who get attacked, while colloquial this nomenclature is not entirely correct. The relationship between Uke (receiver) and “Nage” (one who throws) is interconnected. Both parties are involved 100% of the time. Martial awareness must be present or serious injury or worse may occur.
Bolt sensei encourages his students to demand of themselves to push past their own comfort zones which will lead to greater depths of their personal intrinsic discoveries.