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Over the years, I've tried many times to keep a written journal on different subjects. Whether it be writing itself, or poetry, etc. things always seem to come up and my journals and writings go by the boards.
I have often feared that aikido would fall prey to this fate. When I first started my training "brown belt" seemed to me just as unatainable as a black belt. But I brushed aside my doubts and just kept moving on, day by day... by day.
Well, I tested for 2nd kyu a couple weeks ago: brown belt. Guess what I'm wearing these days? Yup! I got it. Through the good graces of my sensei, the will of God and encouragement of my classmates.
Now that I've reached an impossible goal, I guess I'll move on to the next with my "day by day" mentality. It seems to be working for me.
This is the begining of my Aiki Journal. It will be an on-going story that few will ever read, but perhaps I'll touch one subject that makes a difference for one person. Who knows, it may even be me! But if you stumble onto this rambling and feel the need to comment, by all means do so. But in the end, I'm starting a journal for the sole purpose that I never forget.
Never forget where I started.
Never forget where I am.
Never forget where I'm headed, even though I don't know where that is yet.
PS: All my thanks and gratitude to the generous Jun! Thanks for creating a wonderful web-site and allowing us "knottheads" to speak up in the world of