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Old 10-12-2013, 05:46 AM   #18
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Re: Why do you practice?

Onegaishimasu, I studied Buddhism, particularly zen Buddhism for 10 years before I began aikido. I was also a reader/writer of poetry. The practice of aikido seemed to me to be a physical expression of everything I already held dear. It, like Buddhism and poetical notion, didn't save my life at one time, it keeps saving it, so I practice and carry on the practice.
In gassho,
Mark

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