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Old 03-18-2008, 09:01 PM   #12
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Dojo: Inaka Dojo
Location: Land of Lincoln
Join Date: Jan 2003
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Re: Female shihan, or more accurately...lack thereof?

My sensei happens to be one of the female ASU 6th dans Ledyard Sensei mentioned. She doesn't hold the title of shihan, but I consider her a master teacher.

Some day I hope to be as good an aikidoka as her on the mat, and as good of a human being as her in general. It is a privilege to be her student. That's all that matters to me.

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop
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