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Old 07-19-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
Dojo: Aikido Bozankan
Location: Calgary
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 27
Re: When did you stop being a beginner in Aikido?

I have heard frequently that when you reach Shodan, you are just beginning. I am very much a beginner (less than a year) so I don't know anything yet but....
I think there is much more to advancing past beginner than just a belt level. Aikido goes beyond techniques and belts, it is a way of life, an attitude, a presence. I have the priviledge of practicing with experienced Aikidoka and it is an honour to learn from them.

Aikido - a kinder, gentler can o' Whoop Ass.
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