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Old 06-14-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
Ellis Amdur
Location: Seattle
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 833
A small film on David Lynch's Dojo

This is a small film clip on what surely is the most beautiful dojo in the world.

David Lynch, an old friend, has one of the most extensive aikido backgrounds of anyone alive. He was an uchi-deshi at the Yoshinkan in the 1960's, and also trained to high dan rank (always starting over) with the Aikikai, with Tohei Koichi and with the Tendokan. On another thread, I mused about the power of "collusion," the working together on the mat to accomplish "aikido," as an alternative "way" to that of the "aiki"/internal power that I, along with others, have been so fascinated with as of late.
David and his wife - and his dojo - exemplify this ideal for me. (Ahh, blissed out aikido, some may scornfully roll their eyes - David had a nikkyo that made the sweat explode off your body in a fine mist).

Ellis Amdur

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Old 06-14-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
Russ Q
Dojo: Shohei Juku Aikido Gibsons
Location: Gibsons BC
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 192
Re: A small film on David Lynch's Dojo

I don't eat granola too much but, too me, this is really one way to epitomize ones training...as the physical abilities subside a pinnacle is reached...

Thank you Ellis,

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Old 06-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
Gorgeous George
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 464
United Kingdom
Re: A small film on David Lynch's Dojo

I knew there couldn't be two exceptional aikido dojos in New Zeealand; I saw this a while ago, and it might interest you (if you haven't already seen it):

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Old 06-14-2010, 07:51 PM   #4
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Re: A small film on David Lynch's Dojo

How could one not relax and rejuvenate, training in such a beautiful place? Thanks for sharing, Ellis...
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:37 PM   #5
Dojo: Washinkai (Kizu)
Location: Osaka
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 123
Re: A small film on David Lynch's Dojo

wow, thanks for sharing that, I would love to see it for myself.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #6
Anita Dacanay
Dojo: Cleveland Aikikai, Cleveland, Ohio
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 80
Re: A small film on David Lynch's Dojo

That is indeed one astoundingly beautiful dojo - thanks for sharing!
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