The April edition of Sword and Spirit has been posted. In “JMAC Pilgrimage,” Itten Dojo chief instructor Robert Wolfe reports on a trip earlier this month, when six members of our iaido-kai made the trek to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for another in-person session of training with Nicklaus Suino Sensei and our sempai at the Japanese Martial Arts Center. As is always the case, the instruction we received was illuminating, with lots of tweaks, corrections, and new insights provided. What was different this time was inclusion of an intense, combined judo / Nihon Jujutsu practice focused on building into Suino Sensei’s “real time” applications for self-defense, a paradigm we’re exploring for utilization in our reengineered aikijutsu-kai. Download the newsletter by joining the Sword and Spirit group on Facebook, or directly from our website, at https://ittendojo.org/downloads/Itten-eNews-2022-04.pdf . All back issues of Sword and Spirit are available at https://ittendojo.org/sword-and-spirit.htm .