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Old 04-15-2006, 04:45 PM   #42
Dojo: Sand Drift Aikikai, Cocoa Florida
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 824
Re: Watch Out for Aikido 'Shihans'..........

Clark Bateman wrote:
What you did yesterday is all well and good, but what you do tomorrow is more important. Try to bury the cynicism, open your mind up, and put the hammer back down a wiser man. If you care enough to be pissed off, then you care enough to succeed.
I know what it's like to be duped. And I totally understanding the cynicism. Because I have been there. Does Juko-Kai mean anything to you? All I have to say at some point you need to ask yourself a question, "did you learn any aikido from this guy at all?" If so, even if it is something as basic as standing in hanmi then thank him for that, let go and move on. I took me a while to get past the hard feelings but eventually you do.

[ETA: I'm not saying this directly to you Clark, but your words sparked these thoughts as words of advice to our original poster.]

Anne Marie Giri