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Old 01-18-2008, 11:42 PM   #58
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Re: Is Aikido effective for police?

Yeah, I realize that is a bit odd from what most folks do. I had second thoughts about showing that to the world, actually. But, we all are family folks, and we don't use the dojo as a man-cave, a place to escape from the world. Does that make sense? This is a very important aspect of our dojo. Our children, our parenthood, is a part of our warrior code - something we want to share with them, something we want for them. They are all in the dojo - it's crowded with them, every time we train. It's always been like that - always will be. Additionally, we take advantage of the awareness issues they raise, such that we can work hard with them on the mat, etc. These are the things we are trying to have and to gain. It's different, but it works for us.


David M. Valadez
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