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Old 05-08-2008, 08:14 AM   #321
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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Roberta Eisler wrote: View Post
.... Some call it obsession, I call it life!!
[seriousness] Budo is the way of the Warrior; it's a way of life. At some point, if you stick with martial arts long enough, it becomes a part of you. You stop being someone who goes to martial arts classes and you are a martial artist. It's the difference between someone who can bang out Chopsticks and a concert pianist. Martial arts have been a part of my life for half my life, literally, and I've realized stopping would just hurt like h-e-double-toothpicks. Except when I've been sick, there hasn't been one week in the past 23 years when I havne't trained. My Kali instructor has said "It never stops." It doesn't. "Until your last breath," as some say.

And I wouldn't have it any other way. l love this stuff. Just took me a while to finally realize it!

[/seriousness]

We now return you to your regularly scheduled joking around.
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