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Old 06-13-2013, 11:26 AM   #18
Janet Rosen
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Re: Four Generations of the Ueshiba Family

Cliff Judge wrote: View Post
The sense that my training is part of all the Aikido training that is going on in the world, a sense of connectivity to the roots of Aikido, and the right to drop by the Hombu if I am in town without having to work connections to get an introduction, etc.
I know I'm not going to be going to Japan to train...I'm a hobbyist, not aiming to be a professional instructor...for me, since I was a 5th kyu attending the first all-styles aikido-l seminar in 1998 I've felt deepy a part of a world-wide community, read about and feel very connected to the roots of aikido, and have felt welcomed at every dojo of any style I've ever visited in the USA.
I am not sure why paying money to an organization in Japan would lead to increased feeling of enhancement.
Definitely a matter of YMMV....

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