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Old 12-15-2000, 01:53 PM   #94
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 563

The main reason Aikidoka don't admit their prowess is:

1. Words are worthless.
2. If we should say such a thing, than we may start to believe it.
3. Anyone who says such a thing is usually pretty clueless about budo.

I'm a lot better than I was a year ago, a month ago, even perhaps an hour ago, but to say I was the best budoka around would only make my training slack and make the challenges come rolling in the door, which is (IMO), the main thing to avoid in Aikido...

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