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02-24-2009, 04:12 PM
Posted 2009-02-24 15:11:56 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090224/LIFE/902240301

This article entitled "Aikido Kid" (http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090224/LIFE/902240301) introduces us to fourteen year-old Hanna Kolias in Oregon with cerebral palsy who started training in aikido with John Fox about a year ago.

From the article: "Her stamina has greatly improved and she is becoming stronger with each class. Aikido has helped build her self-confidence and self-esteem. I have noticed she is more disciplined with homework and chores. Hanna is even more respectful towards me -- her mother -- than she was a few months ago," says Sandi Kolias.

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Janet Rosen
02-24-2009, 06:23 PM
This is just lovely.

02-24-2009, 10:27 PM
Isn't this more important than kicking someone's arse?:cool:

Randy Sexton
02-27-2009, 08:20 AM
Great post. Thanks for sharing it.