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Old 05-21-2010, 06:59 AM   #14
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Re: The purpose of Aikido?

Onegaishimasu. Shodan is a beginning, a real first step into learning. A right beginning is doing something for ten years, in my opinion. After ten years, a right next step is another ten years. What has helped me continue as O Sensei taught: "train yourself relentlessly" in this third round of ten years, is just the thought, "when you think you understand something, look again..."

In gassho,

Mark

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