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Winning and losing is not competition

We have a competitive nature, it forms the basis of our existence, we see competition in all aspects of life. Even in the animal kingdom, some animals have to compete for the alpha male position, and mate with the best … Continue reading

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Your first Aikido sensei

Who is your first Aikido sensei? Who is my first Aikido sensei? The fellow teaching you how to turn, roll and wears a funny black pleated skirt-looking pants? You first Aikido sensei is your parents. Your mother showed you love, … Continue reading

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Of Light and Darkness

I vividly remembered this quote and I think it explains a lot about us as human beings. “There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing — light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a … Continue reading

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A Mirror with No Reflections

I was hit with an epiphany 2 days back. What if you can take a picture of a mirror, standing right in front of it, and; there is no reflection of yourself? We have all heard about this popular metaphor. … Continue reading

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My “Expert” Advise

So we are back to that hypothetical million dollar scenario. “What to do when we encounter baddies?” Well, this question, I guess has been romanticized to a degree where it is no longer romantic anymore. But it still is! Why? … Continue reading

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Ask…

Until today, those fundamental questions that bugged me almost to my death, is still here. but like new friends grown old, these usual rhetoric has ‘mellowed’ down. Those angst-y existentialistic questions still bothers me from time to time, but it … Continue reading

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No Atemi

Atemi is a big thing, so much so that you can find a topic in wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atemi Harry sensei, practice little or no atemi, and I’m beginning to understand why. A couple of training back, I was practicing with Matthias and … Continue reading

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