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Old 12-31-2013, 01:36 PM   #13
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Dojo: North Florida School of Aikido (ASU)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
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Re: Advice on Schools of Aikido

Aside form the various techniques, which will no doubt seem strange, pay attention to the overall "vibe" of the dojo. Are people smiling? Do they appear to be enjoying themselves, or are they laboring thorough one tedious exercise after another? What is the ratio of talking to practicing, etc...After all, it's supposed to be enjoyable and enriching, rather than just another chore at the end of the day. Osensei himself said that Aikido should be practiced in a joyous manner, just like any other art form.
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