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Old 08-24-2015, 08:49 PM   #23
Lan Powers
Dojo: Aikido of Midland, Midland TX
Location: Midland Tx
Join Date: Oct 2002
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Re: For whom the mat calls..

being in West TX we seem to attract our air share of blue collar working class folks ( as am I).
but overall a fairly high percentage of the "stayers" are people who think deeply and enjoy the incremental advances one makes through time on the mat.
The " I wanna kick some ass" crowd tend to flake away before they can actually gain any real martial benefits from using their center as opposed to muscle.

A more subtle art seems to attract a modicum of subtlety in the student.

Play nice, practice hard, but remember, this is a MARTIAL art!
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