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Old 06-30-2000, 02:43 PM   #2
Location: Atlanta, GA
Join Date: Jun 2000
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I knew of a sensei who taught Aikido when he was 80- he had white hair, wrinkled skin, and was barely 5 feet tall. Yet, he was one of the greatest martial artists the world has ever known. This frail looking old man taught almost a million people at the time of his death. In case you haven't figured it out yet, the old, wrinkled person of whom I speak is Morihei Ueshiba.

If you judged O-sensei by looks alone, I doubt you could find much respect for him.


Nick Porter
"Do not fall into the trap of the artisan who boasts twenty years of experience, when in fact he has had only one year of experience-- twenty times."
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