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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 11:53 PM
One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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  #224 New 03-17-2007 09:28 AM
Well, it is with great disappointment that I say this, but it should be readily apparent by the fact that I am posting this and not stretching on the mats at Saskatoon Aikido right now that we're not at the seminar.

Having missed the last one in November due to my post-concussive symptoms, I was really looking forward to this one even more than usual. Unfortunately, it was cancelled recently due to Kawahara Sensei being sick and we are waiting to hear back (if at all) as to how serious it might be. My first instinct, naturally, is to believe that one does not cancel plans a week or more down the road based on something as minor as a cold or a flu.

It is with this in mind that I am rather concerned that Sensei, at his current age and having once had to battle Cancer, might not be doing so well at all. It saddens me to even briefly entertain the idea that one day, (even as early as two to three years from now), the man who tested me for Gokyu might not be the one testing me for Shodan. I'm aware that this does not always happen, but I'm holding out for it.

Maybe it's that he reminds me of my late grandfather...I don't know. I suppose one could say that I have a big soft spot in my hard, brown, little heart for Kawahara Sensei and have been greatly looking forward to his seeing me through Aikido as far as possible. Suffice it to say, I'm trying hard not to think about it too much --- otherwise, the thought starts to depress me.
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