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01-21-2014, 07:55 AM
Nice tale - I was wondering - what did you make of his "hanging over the cliff" question? Did he want you to chose one sensei to train with? Did he want you to chose and follow one path?

01-21-2014, 09:22 AM
Please note that the above message has been moved from the orignal thread (located here (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23220)).

Again, here are the rules for contributing to the "It Had to Be Felt" column threads:

For those inclined to post, please re-read the introductory column (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20638) before doing so. The rules for contributors, in short:
Only people who have actually taken ukemi the teacher who is the subject of this thread, may post
Simply post your direct experience of taking ukemi. This can include the nature of your relationship with them, as ukemi is more than merely taking falls.
Do not engage in back-and-forth with other posters, disputing their experience, or trying to prove why yours is more real. Just post your own experience. Trust your readers to take in each writer's account on its own merits.
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Thank you,

-- Jun