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Old 07-18-2002, 12:53 PM   #11
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I remember Richard Heckler sensei telling us during a class that one of the reasons why he thinks people should train in weapons in aikido is that it enables us all to go through the frustration of learning something new in our lives.

I remember going to a seminar with Nishio sensei after having been pretty experienced with aikido weapons and going through this kind of frustration. After a while, I changed my practice to not just be "learn these new movements" but to work with the frustration I was feeling.

-- Jun

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