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Old 06-27-2010, 07:33 PM   #6
L. Camejo
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Re: Sheepdogs

Great article Sensei.

The relationship among Sheep, Wolf and Sheepdog is a concept I use regularly when explaining certain aspects of how human beings deal with danger, fear, insecurity and those who provide security and protection.

I think it is a good model to use in explaining many aspects of Aikido training as well. Imho the Sheepdog walks in the place of balance between light and dark, life and death or attacker and defender, shifting his internal balance as needed to deal with the challenge at hand.

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