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Old 07-02-2003, 03:10 PM   #9
Chuck Clark
 
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Location: Monroe, Washington
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I grew up with the idea of nafuda representing your "connection" with the dojo. As long as there is a significant history of an individual training in my dojo as a member in good standing and intimate connections have been formed from training together, the nafuda stays. Even if the person moves away, their heart still occupies a place in the dojo. You can "feel" that the person would like to still be there and will be there whenever possible. Years can pass and the nafuda stays in the rack as long as that feeling of connection continues.

Chuck Clark
Jiyushinkai Aikibudo
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