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Old 05-05-2005, 03:36 AM   #26
takusan
Dojo: Canterbury Aikido Club
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: best aikido you have seen

Best aikidoka I've seen - me.
I'm always truly amazed that I can walk across the mat without falling over.
Everytime I look in the mirror, I feel humbled in my own presence - how could some one like me, have the arrogance to try and teach such a wonderful art as aikido.

All this came about (no, not in a cold sweat) after seeing Patricia Hendricks Sensei at a local (New Zealand) seminar.
She really is good, isn't she. Hell, I'd just like to be able to fold her hakama for her.

Worst still, she has been training for about the same length of time as me.

THATS, how I feel about aikido.
Imagine when you realise that there are others out there like Hendricks Sensei - that allows you to see an even bigger picture of aikido, and your place within it.

Her and others like her (ie - those that you all have mention) is why I feel humbled. Why I feel amazed.
There is so much to learn, even after three decades.

All due to a single man - O sensei.
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