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Old 01-12-2007, 06:05 PM   #24
Location: Miami, FL
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 453
Re: Article: The Elusive Aiki by Lynn Seiser

All I want to say right now publicly is that I recently witnessed Ledyard Sensei in person at the ASU Winter Intensive, and both his teaching ability and training skills were incredible. I was reminded of the John Michael Montgomery lyrics, "Life's a dance you learn as you go / Sometimes you lead sometimes you follow..." We all have egos to defend ourselves from each other's egos...big Catch-22...but if we can *cut* through as much selfishness and fear as possible, we can truly know when to be the teacher and when to be the student. As babies we knew how to do this, yet as adults we find it so difficult! We doubt each other so much here on Aikiweb. I always liked what Ledyard Sensei had to say on here, but was unsure if he had *earned* the right to say it (with boldness). Now I have no doubt.

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