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Old 08-01-2012, 06:48 PM   #19
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Re: Jan Hermansson Videos

It would seem some people have yet to realize there's more to life than just excellent technique or misery. That some people took the challenges, moved to Japan, trained in an environment that wasn't always nice or easy or fun, built reputations, challenged others, and became shining lights for others. And at 69, Jan Hermansson got out there on the mat to do something he must love. You can see the trouble he had rising. You can see he doesn't move as well anymore. Yet, there he is, celebrating 50 years of Swedish aikido. Built from his sweat, blood, and life. The value and respect of that is worth far more than what some unknown aikido person thinks of a choreographed demonstration.
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