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Welcome to my blog, all you amazing TAB-people! Thank you for visiting. As soon as I am recovered from my jetlag, I will begin the process of recounting the amazing events that occurred last weekend. I am even now editing and collecting photos of the event. I am especially interested in the last huge group photo, as I was in the middle of it and could not take it, with my camera.
By all accounts, it was a wonderful seminar. What really strikes me is the recurring imagery of the "wave" that seems to pop up. I guess it originated within a Seminar keiko (but which one? Which Sensei referred to a "wave" first? Was it Goto Sensei? Or Zimron Sensei? I think it was Jamie Zimron, but I am not sure), and now it takes on the symbolic overture of the whole event...WE are the first wave, the beginning of a ripple that is spreading outward to the whole Aikido community, even now.
In class today, I briefly recounted the troubles the Iraqi students had in getting to Cyprus. My Sensei, Linda Holiday wryly noted how it makes any difficulties WE might have in getting to the dojo seem paltry, by comparison.
Please, feel free to drop me a comment here, or at my email address.
I look forward to the day when we can train again: either in smaller groups, or as a huge, tidal mass, again. Check back here soon (in a few days) for the more detailed description of the Seminar, with pic's.