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Old 01-27-2014, 06:33 PM   #4
Andy Kazama
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Dojo: Aikido South
Location: Atlanta
Join Date: Jan 2008
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Re: XX's and OO's from Atlanta

Lynn, it was a pleasure as always! Looking forward to seeing you on the mat, sooner rather than later, my friend.

What I took away from the seminar was a deep sense of humbleness and a new determination to get a handle on this stuff. One of the biggest take-a-ways was that AIKIdo is an auspicious name for our art. People outside SHOULD be able to tell on contact that we feel different from other arts because we practice the way of aiki. The best part is that you can literally pursue aiki wherever you go, and whatever it is you are doing. I don't know if I will ever be as obsessed with aiki as a Dan, Gleason, or others I have seen, but there is simply no longer an excuse for failing to feel different. There is a clear proven model out there, and all it takes is focused intent. OK, off to train with some quality friends! Thanks again to everyone for coming out to train.

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