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06-02-2010, 09:40 AM
Posted 2010-06-02 09:39:24 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/alejandro-anastasio/Content?oid=1625452

Here's an article on aikido practitioner AlejAndro Anastasio in Boise, ID entitled "Just tying my shoes for kids can change their lives" (http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/alejandro-anastasio/Content?oid=1625452).

From the article: "How does one start an aikido studio? In most cases you have to have a lot of years of training underneath you. Typically you have third-, fourth- or fifth-degree black belt rank and you are known to be a very good aikido practitioner. I didn't have any of those, I simply had a lot of love for aikido. At that time I had no teacher, no affiliation and really no rank other than a couple of years training. So I took a big chance buying the building to run a martial arts studio. Up to that point I had about three years training in aikido."

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