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07-05-2010, 04:53 PM
Posted 2010-07-05 15:51:55 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/04/DDJ21DJMME.DTL

This article entitled "Symphony's Ragnar Bohlin tunes up with aikido" (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/04/DDJ21DJMME.DTL) highlights Mr. Ragnar Bohlin, chorus director for the San Francisco Symphony, who practices aikido at Suginami Aikikai in San Francisco.

From the article: "In aikido, a lot of energy goes through your hands, and in music, a lot of energy goes through your hands," said Bohlin, a first-rank black belt. "You need to direct the energy and harmonize that energy. With conducting, I want the chorus to breathe together, phrase together and be together with my movements."

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