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Old 12-21-2006, 12:45 PM   #59
Princess Rose
 
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Re: Top Ten Reasons you STAY with Aikido

Ok so I'm stuck in my dorm because we are all snowed in and I've been bundled up reading The Way of Aikido by George Leonard and I found a great quote. It is about his experience with Aikido as a beginner and his feelings as he watched old video footage of O sensei with his Sensei.

"And I know I can never match the mastery that flickers on the small screen before me. But I will keep on practicing, not for prowess in self-defense, not for rank or prestige, not even for the wonderful and life-changing lesions that flow from this art. I will practice aikido for the sheer, unmitigated beauty of it."
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