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Old 12-25-2013, 10:26 PM   #3
Dojo: Roswell Budokan
Location: Roswell GA
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 141
Re: Learning, Teaching, Repeat

Very nice, Sensei.

"Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead."

Strangely enough, I came across that concept as a younger man (circa 1985) in a book The Films of Akira Kurosawa. In the commentary on Sanshiro Sugata (the titular hero is a judoka), the author, Donald Richie, lays out the thesis that Kurosawa villains were invariably "completed" persons. They are villains precisely because they have stopped growing. They might as well be dead. That insight strongly affected me then and now.

All paths lead to death. I strongly recommend taking one of the scenic routes.
AWA - Nidan - Started Aikido training in 2008
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