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Old 02-09-2007, 08:35 AM   #67
Ron Tisdale
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
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Re: Dobson and Arikawa Sensei

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But this does not mean that I am simply going to go through the motions of training, or give up because I can never reach Tada's level. One of the reasons why I was so attracted to aikido is that it is so personal. It takes you for what you are and then polishes it. Like grace, it builds on nature: it does not destroy it. I think you create too broad a gap between the shihans like Saotome and Arikawa and the rest of us.
I'm sorry, I thought this was worth repeating...and this part in particular...

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It takes you for what you are and then polishes it. Like grace, it builds on nature: it does not destroy it.
Rarely have I heard this put so well.

Domo arigato gozaimashita,
Ron

Ron Tisdale
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"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
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