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Old 11-26-2012, 08:42 PM   #26
Lorel Latorilla
Location: Osaka
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 311
Re: Sometimes you just gotta be honest

Joe Curran wrote: View Post
Dear Lorel,
All of these things you state above are related to martial ways.You can have these in abundance , but if imo these factors are all you have and you have no moral , spiritual or ethical dimensions to your life you are in my opinion less than you could be.Regardless how good anyone is at a particular discipline , some where some place there is someone who is faster , stronger and skilled than you.Even if you are indeed the best man around the fact is that you will decline in time.The grave awaits us all.
I have been taught by absolute beginners many truths about life.It is my contention that my own personal aikido development is a combination of tuition by my own teacher and others coupled with interactions by everyone I have ever met on the tatami and in a social environment.You can acquire wisdom for example by talking to a drunk guy in a bar.Refining and enhancing ones own character development I feel is more important than being the 'fastest gun in the west'.
Cheers, Joe
Alright then. I guess the people that gave their testimony are just mighty impressed by his skills, especially as they are related to aikido skills.

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