Monthly Archives: October 2012

Well Dan

My friend Matthias has this interesting perspective about the grades. He’d rather look at the number of years in training, than to look at the number before the dan, as a measure of the Aikidoka’s skills, as well as understanding. … Continue reading

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The Monk and the Beggar

Harry sensei told us this story, which he claimed to be true, last evening’s class. He said that there was a temple where a young monk was tasked to sweep the temple grounds towards the end of autumn, when the … Continue reading

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Sand Paper

I was showing my son, the texture of sandpaper and was trying to explain to him, that sandpaper, with its rough surface, is used to rub on rough surface to make it smooth. Interesting, isn’t it? In order for a … Continue reading

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win and lose

If you think you have won, you have lost.

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