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"Aikido: Still Crazy After These Years"

Posted 2007-03-06 10:38:02 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://archtypevolution.net/?p=20

Here's a blog entry called "Aikido: Still Crazy After These Years" regarding one gentleman's thoughts on his recent sandan promotion.

"There are days when I have to ask myself why I still train. It’s not for the glory. There is no real glory in Aikido. You don’t compete or win tournaments. I don’t fool myself that I could enter any cage matches and win. [...] So... why do I train? Part of it is because I can lose myself in the movement. At the best moments I can go deep and find my center. My mind and body really do work together as one. I love knowing how to do a technique with an minimum of effort. Oh, and if I stopped training I might become a complete hermit."

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