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AWA aikido seminar in Puerto Rico - Group photo

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My sensei and my sister in the art in the front row. Some old faces and some other  new. Aikido is the way of harmony. And harmony doesn't mean the absence of conflict but a better way to work them out.  Looking forward to train with the new dojo of the AWA in Puerto Rico. 
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Starters ... finishers

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It's not about how many start to walk this path but about how many finish and keep going! I've known many that started with me and never finished. Others that started with me and left the path somewhat in the middle or one third to completing it. Many were so much better than me in aikido.  Lots of ukemi and breakfalls. Stronger techniques, perhaps. And yet,  I'm a stronger finisher. Stronger in my commitment to keep going. Stronger in my search for the meaning of the path in my life, a path that never ends. Stronger in opening the doors for others to come and train. And in keeping them open in spite of so many obstacles. And everything has been done resting on my own effort, resources and understanding of the art.  Yes, so many have been better starters. And yet, I'm still here!
I'm a stronger finisher!
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My kind of teaching!

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No retreat ...

JODAN - NO -KAMAE
NO  RETREAT!
Enjoy!
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Character ...

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The strength of a character is not measured by words. It's measured by actions. By what we choose to do and not do. By how we deal with the consequences of our choices. Words are easy to come by. A life of consequence not so.


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