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Old 03-27-2004, 06:24 PM   #9
Peter Goldsbury
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I second Mr Clark's sentiments.

One reason for the late Doshu's insistence that he himself had no uchi-deshi was to emphasize the original relationship between the Founder and his live-in students at the kobukan. They were participants in a creative process.

My earlier post was written in response to your request for comments and your later explanation added much about your own reasons for wanting to be a special student.

I think the basic issue is that aikido becomes the centre of your life and not a very important point on the periphery. This entails enormous faith in your teacher.

Good luck.

P A Goldsbury
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