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Old 10-09-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
Amelia Smith
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Dojo: Martha's Vineyard Aikido Club
Join Date: Apr 2003
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Re: Poll: Which "wall" do you run into more often during your current aikido training?

I don't think the poll discriminates. Back in the high season of political correctness, when I was in graduate school, I went to a lecture where people without any physical handicap were refered to as "temporarily able-bodied." I think that's actually a useful way to think about things. We're all physically limited in some way, and we are all very succeptible to becoming "handicapped," often through no fault of our own. If we're lucky, we get old and inevitably a bit creaky, and become handicapped that way. One major physical limitation we all face is a limit of time -- we only have so many decades in which to practice! One lifetime at a time!

(Sorry if this is a bit of a digression).

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