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Old 09-14-2010, 06:25 AM   #11
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Dojo: Ronin Aikido Association
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 43
Re: teaching the blind

I was at a seminar a few years ago for Sensei Jon Stokoes 40th year in aikido and one of the Sensei who was instructing was blind. I forget if this was from birth but it had been a considerable time and he leaned aikido while he was blind. He was really good, 2nd dan if I remember right.

He was also pretty good with his iaito, went through a few kata very well. All in all it was a pretty enlightening experience to watch this. Just shows that there are very few limitations.
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