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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 11:53 PM
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One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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In General In Love with the Sword Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #5 New 07-09-2003 03:15 PM
...is what I must be. (And no snide comments about how it must be because it's "ooh, so...long, and mmm...hard", fellas! :-P)

Took up the bokken again at Monday night's class; this being after a couple of weeks' absence from Monday nights (mostly due to volunteer commitments and the like). I had forgotten how much I missed it.

I'm by no means any good at it (beginner that I am), but there's an immensely satisfying feeling I get from the movements, particularly in partnered practice when we do a series of exchanges back and forth culminating in a coup de grace/final "fatal" blow. There's something wonderfully meditative about it --- how all the strikes and blocks flow into one another, and when I feel myself completely behind and one with my sword, it's truly like it becomes an extension of me.
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