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Old 12-15-2000, 01:53 PM   #94
Location: Atlanta, GA
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 563

The main reason Aikidoka don't admit their prowess is:

1. Words are worthless.
2. If we should say such a thing, than we may start to believe it.
3. Anyone who says such a thing is usually pretty clueless about budo.

I'm a lot better than I was a year ago, a month ago, even perhaps an hour ago, but to say I was the best budoka around would only make my training slack and make the challenges come rolling in the door, which is (IMO), the main thing to avoid in Aikido...


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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