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Old 04-17-2002, 03:46 PM   #36
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Dojo: Sarpy Aikido Club
Location: Omaha,NE
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 49
Thumbs down good questions

1-What made you think you'd learn it in aikido?
I've just typed out 3 or 4 answers to this question and none of them seemed right. I'm sorry I can't give a good reason. It just felt right.

2-What did you want to learn?
I had a list a mile long when I started. It's started to narrow a bit, I feel as if I'm starting to focus slowly. Now I think the number one thing I would like to learn is tolerance and understanding. Right now I tend to be very critical and unbending. I don't know how aikido will teach me what I want, but again it just feels right.

3-What did you learn?
So far, that I have a loooooooooong way to go before claiming to know anything.

4-What taught you?
I'm not sure if I truly learned anything yet. I suppose if anything I'm learning by trying to be more open and listen more.

Thank you very much for asking Don, I hadn't thought of 1,3 or 4 before. I appreciate the mental 'wake up' slap.


To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. - Sun Tzu
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