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Old 08-31-2000, 10:33 AM   #95
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 168

Victor wrote:
how to deal with such women as my mom and my sis, who often like to say:
"don't forget that I'm a woman first" ?
Not on the mat they aren't. On the mat they need to not forget that they are aikidoka first. Aikidoka of a certain rank and ability, and with a responsibility to improve themselves by challenging themselves, doing what they thought they couldn't, and with the responsibility to help their partner train safely and productively.

It's a sad irony: In U's satori, he forgot every technique he ever knew; since then, generations of doka have spent their whole careers trying to remember.
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