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Old 11-02-2005, 08:27 PM   #22
Jeanne Shepard
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Dojo: Puget Sound Aikikai
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Join Date: Oct 2003
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Re: When is long enough to long?

Paula Lydon wrote:
~~I recently turned 49, have been training for 19 years--different arts/lately Aikido--and have been asking myself this very question this past year or two. The answers I finally arrvied at were:

1) No matter the mood of the dojo I'm in, I'll train as I deem appropiate and practical for wherever I'm at any given day.

2) I will train, because I love it, for as long as possible. Just as I will garden, backpack and live my life generally.

3) I train with intensity. Intensity doesn't have to always be physical. Much less, actually, as time goes by and timing, focus and positioning make more sense.

My 2 cents

I'm with you. Focussed, intense practice doesn't need to be destructive.

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