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Old 06-01-2005, 01:07 AM   #87
Dojo: Finger Lakes Aikido
Location: Cortland, NY
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 980
Re: Culture of Martial Mediocrity?

Larry Camejo wrote:
.....It is about fully understanding (or trying to understand) the depths of what you are doing before going elsewhere to find what has been sitting there in your face all along basically .... It is no longer an exercise in movements but helps in the creation of a self that is not satisfied by answers based on delusion, denial and cursory inspection .....
I think I got it. FINALLY. Of course, I also picked up ont the interesting idea that the two possible outcomes, martially, from cooperative training are mutually exclusive: One either thinks Aikido is invincible or not capable of anything, nothing in between. Not being an extremist by nature, I'd like to hope there's a happy medium. But that's me.


.... Oh and btw the local BJJ Instructor and I are good friends and cross train a bit together. Great fun.

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