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Old 03-29-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
arjandevries
Dojo: Ima Juku
Location: Amersfoort
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 102
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Re: It Had to Be Felt #34: Suganuma Morito: The Calligrapher

I have known Sensei for more then 15 years and followed seminars here in Holland and Israel. I went twice to Japan to practise in his dojo's.
Sensei is a very wise man offering advise using zen many times. I took ukemi many times. He is allways gentle. Font memories are sitting in the taxi in fukuoka together to the restaurant trying to have a conversation together. Drinking tea after practise I could not open a cookie, he took it from me, opened it in a split second and smiled at me (I felt very little..) I also have several calligraphy he made for me oersonally and he made my name in Kanji. He is very special to me and hope to practise under his guidance for many years. (Next year in Japan again). He is also an inspiration to me how to run my dojo with a smile.
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