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Old 04-03-2006, 06:55 PM   #4
Michael O'Brien
Dojo: Nashville Aikikai
Location: Nashville, Tn
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 288
Re: Poll: How inspiring is your aikido instructor's teachings these days?

Lyle Bogin wrote:
If I wasn't impressed, I'd move on .
Is there a difference between impressive and inspiring though?

For instance, when I first started taking TKD many years ago it was impressive to see my Sensei do a flying side kick 6-7 feet off the ground and seemingly stay in the air forever.

However, it was inspiring when he convinced me that with the proper training that I could do the same thing.

Harmony does not mean that there are no conflicts,
for the dynamic spiral of existence embraces both extremes.
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