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Old 12-12-2008, 10:29 AM   #208
jennifer paige smith
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Re: The continued Evolution of Aikido

Joe McParland wrote: View Post
--> something goes awry here <---


"You must be open-minded" is actually a very closed-minded position. The belief, "It must change," is very inflexible.
Assertions or accusations are often a case of, "1 finger forward 3 fingers back ". (picture a fisted hand with a pointed finger). Like on Kevin Leavitt's signature where it says "watch for what people are cynical about...."That goes for all of us all the time. It's kind of a good self-martial art. I thought about introducing it as the next big thing in the Thumb War Circles. I hear they are stuck and afraid of losing their ancient art .

Jennifer Paige Smith
Confluence Aikido Systems