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Old 10-11-2010, 08:24 AM   #6
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Re: Real aikido is not just for the dojo

Carina Reinhardt wrote: View Post
Niall Matthews wrote it in another thread and I agree with him.
Aikido is a way of life.
I'm new here and perhaps you treat this item before. I hope I can explain what I mean, in spanish or german it would be easier for me, it is a challenge to do it in english and I know that stepwise I will refresh this language again.
In our first aikidoclasses we are confused trying to understand anything between the rare movements and the strange words.
But after a few years we realize that the movements give sense and we notice a change in our behaviour, we become much calmer, organized and see every problem from a certain distance.
As a shodan we get a responsibility as a person, a human beeing in all our acts and our behaviour during the rest of our life.
I think you expressed yourself very well and I understand and agree with what you are saying.

But it does not happen to everyone who does Aikido.

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