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Old 05-15-2012, 08:40 AM   #58
Mary Eastland
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Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
Join Date: Aug 2002
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Re: Benefits of the Aikikai

I believe the founder of Aikido had a vision that Aikido was for the world. Our differences can be transcended as we get on the mat and practice sincerely.

We all have our stories about how it was, what it is like now and how it will be. None of that matters except to the ego. No matter how it is justified, we all make our own choices.

I have a high rank from a small organzation where my husband is the head teacher. I know how that must seem to to others. It doesn't matter. What matters happens on the mat and in our lives.

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