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Old 01-21-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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Kickstarter for "dojo: the story of an American aikido school"

Posted 2014-01-21 15:28:04 by Stephen Montagna
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Madison, WI -- For over thirty years, at Aikido of Madison, teachers and students have joined to create community as they train in martial arts.

"dojo: the story of an American aikido school" asks how do you create an atmosphere where people can train for potentially life-and-death situations in a manner that creates a supportive, family-like community? What presumptions of American culture -- with its expectations of instant success, with imagery of power and domination -- are challenged and broken down for the student who trains in a Japanese martial art?

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Already in production, the filmmaker is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to assist with production and post-production costs; the campaign runs through Feb. 7:

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