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Old 07-21-2006, 11:23 PM   #2
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Dojo: Inaka Dojo
Location: Land of Lincoln
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 135
Re: Aikido and Family

During the summer, when I'm not working (teacher here), my family enjoys me coming home from aikido a happier person.

During my regular working time, I feel I sometimes miss out on the little things with the kiddies. However, my wife and kids know how much aikido means to me. I make a strong effort to give the kids more undivided attention before and after I''m gone for aikido. But I still miss aikido if my kids have ball games- they're only kids once. Balance is probably the most important aiki principle to everyday life.

I have recently moved and changed dojo. My new dojo is a shorter commute and has earlier hours (= happier wife)

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop
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