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News from September 11, 2010

Article: "Midlife Lessons from Aikido"
Posted 9/11/2010 9:36am [from Jun Akiyama]

Here's an article entitled "Midlife Lessons from Aikido" by Nannette Matilac in the Philippines who relate her experience of starting aikido at age 49. From the article: "To become a student once more is exciting: it meant exploring unchartered territory, learning new things, discarding extraneous knowledge, starting from zero. Humility, with a dash of self-deprecating humor, is the key to learning any kinesthetic art form. I often laugh at my own difficulty doing the front roll when I see a five-year old delivering it with bravura and perfection. It is nice to feel like an idiot, unable to put my left or right foot at the exact angle required, whether 90 or 180 degrees in front or behind. "

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