To rid the world of aggression and contention is the purpose of Aikido - Morihei Ueshiba

Rachel Kling

Rachel Kling is a lifelong writer, an Aikido practitioner of 20 years, and began her career as a psychotherapist when she graduated from Saint Michael’s College with a clinical psychology degree in 2016. She has a Master’s Degree of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University.
She received her blackbelt in aikido in 2011, and has a daily practice of misogi, a form of spiritual purification. Her practice of misogi jo, seen here on a video, helps her to connect with nature and her own spirituality, open her heart, clear her mind, and live in the world in an empowered way.

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