Shoshin can free a student from a frustrating plateau of learning, giving him the sight to see what he would not see before.
Zanshin can raise one’s total awareness enhancing randori and free-style training.
Mushin can release the student’s anxiety under pressure enabling better performance during testing.
Fudoshin, can provide the confidence to stand one’s ground in the face of overwhelming physical attacks.
The serious aikidoka should find ways of incorporating these budo spirits in his daily training.