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Old 06-22-2006, 10:54 PM   #13
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Re: What does it mean to be an Aikidoka

Bryant Watson wrote:
To me it means being swift and agile as the wind through the trees, solid and grounded like the earth below my feet, fluid like the flowing stream, and to shine with an inner fire that no person may extinguish. Most of all it means having compassion for someone that may be trying to hurt you in any way. Protect uke to preserve uke, things can change in an instant.
Lovely wording Bryant Watson. To me aikido gives me freedom.

Freedom to move naturally;
freedom to be what I am capable of;
freedom to be brave;
freedom to be compassionate;
freedom to protect.


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