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Old 01-10-2014, 05:16 PM   #5
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Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
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Join Date: Feb 2005
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Re: Should I get in better shape before starting?

Greg Maroda wrote: View Post
While the question is understandable, it strikes me as odd now that I've practiced Aikido for awhile.

When the question is asked, it treats Aikido as an end goal. What should I do to get to this point? But to me Aikido is a process, not a goal.

To put it another way, one doesn't say "should I get in shape to start running?" One does say, "should I get in shape to run a marathon?" And the answer to that second question is, "yes, so you should start running!"
I really like that! Thank you for putting it down for us to consider!

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