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06-01-2010, 09:16 AM
Posted 2010-06-01 08:15:01 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/x11205061/Meet-a-veteran-Robert-B-Burns

This article entitled "Meet a veteran: Robert B. Burns" (http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/x11205061/Meet-a-veteran-Robert-B-Burns) highlights Robert Burns in Ledyard, CT, who is a Marine veteran and a 5th dan in aikido.

From the article: "It was a beautiful way to mold a warrior. The attention that we gave our drill instructors is something very hard to describe. It was a student/teacher relationship -- a beautiful, pure relationship. We came out of training like samurais, but we cried when we had to separate from our drill instructors. I don't think it's quite that way today. I was a corporal, but that was a big thing in those days, because they wanted to keep the ranks down. Today, there are many more people with fancy ranks."

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sakumeikan
06-01-2010, 12:10 PM
Nice to read an article on my good old mate Bob Burns.Bob and I always had a good time down in San Diego Aikikai in Fairmount Avenue.
Nice to know he still double digging in the farm.Drop me a line Bob when you have a moment,
Your old pal, Joe.