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Old 03-31-2010, 02:29 PM   #16
Dojo: aikido academy/alhambra,california
Location: Los Angeles, California
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 371
Re: Proficiency and Aikido

Genuine masters, geniuses, leaders and charismatic mentors are few and far between. Such is the way of Nature to not overburden the world with too many movers and shakers at any one time.

It is truly Nature's gift when we do encounter one who can "stand unflinching in the face of the sun and in turn cast a great shadow".

This does not lessen, or in any way denigrate the role and value of the vast majority who "remain in the comfort of the shadow" of such greatness.

I, for one, am grateful for the privilege of walking and learning in the shadow of great people, as this represents how Aiki really works for me.

If this is the extent of my proficiency in Aiki and Aikido, I am content.

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