Coryl Crane Shihan was recently interviewed for the Birankai NA Newsletter.
How did I first become interested in Aikido?By chance, if you believe in chance! I was studying for a visual arts degree at the University of California, San Diego in 1977, and while walking on campus one evening passed an open door. I looked in and my attention was immediately caught by a group of people dynamically engaged, moving together, falling over and gracefully getting to their feet. I had never heard of Aikido at that time but was profoundly intrigued by what I saw. I signed up and never looked back.