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Old 08-23-2004, 11:02 AM   #54
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
Re: How is aikido related to your spiritual path?

Devon Natario wrote:
A Professor is simply a person that needs no strength because they know the techniques so well and have practiced so long that they can use only technique and Chi (Ki) to perform the manuever correctly.
This is fine, I think, just as long one remembers that the Founder, himself, said that he didn"t reach this stage until he was in his 80's. Another good story is: Shirata Rinjiro Shihan, 9th dan, when in his late 70's, said, "I'm finally getting the hang of shihonage."

Charles Hill
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