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Old 03-14-2006, 02:21 PM   #11
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
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Re: Poll: How important is "courage" in your own personal aikido practice?

I'm not too good with the philosophy stuff...but my first instinct is to say that there is no courage without fear. Courage (to me) is being able to look fear in the eye and move forward inspite of it. Courage is not the blind rage of my youth, it's not the cool calculation of superior strength or numbers...it's something else. I haven't felt it that often really...but it is a really neat thing when it happens.

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Ron

Ron Tisdale
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"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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