Thread: Defining Aikido
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Old 03-08-2005, 06:58 PM   #3
Mary Eastland
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Re: Defining Aikido

For me Aikido is my spiritual practice. I don't understand why and am open to the mystery. I have a dojo at my house and I train 4 times a week with others. Everyday I meditate, do ki excercises and weapons work. If other people view the Aikido we practice as a strange form of Aikido it is none of my business. Aikido has changed my life and helped me heal. Since I have been training I have not been attacked in my home or in the world. All the talk about philosophy and books really means little to me. I have seen and felt the transformation that dedicated, long term training brings to me and others in our dojo. I believe Aikido is a spirit rising to help heal the world.

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