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Old 08-11-2005, 02:16 AM   #11
Jiawei
Location: Singapore
Join Date: Jun 2005
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Re: Aikido: Your purpose in life ?

How old were you when you began the practice of Aikido, and how did you find it?

I was 17, right after World War II ended. I wanted to help my country after its defeat by the U.S. I had returned from training to be a kamikaze pilot, and Japan had surrendered before I could fly my suicide mission. This sense of loss overwhelmed me, and I was searching for a purpose in life.
From:
Aikido Online : http://www.aikidoonline.com/
Interview With Akira Tohei Shihan, copyright 1998

So, now that loose ends are tied up, back to my question . Has anybody ever felt that Aikido gave them a sense of purpose and direction in life ?
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