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Who is the Most Important Person at the Dojo?

November 20, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
by aikidodelmarsensei
Go ahead and in your mind  choose a person or position at the dojo that you think is the most important one. I suggest to you it is the person that just joined today— the new person that took the plunge to begin something new, maybe even scary and intimidating. The new student doesn’t know much, if anything about Aikido,,and they are aware that they don’t know! They have what the Japanese call “shoshin”, translated as “white-belt mind” or “beginner’s mind”. They bring this precious state of mind into the dojo for all to witness and appreciate. Their courage and [...]