The Path to Mastery: Begin with the Fundamen…

Somewhere along the path of studying Aikido for 25 years I found a useful perspective on the art that applies to a lot of skills in life. Aikido is easy to understand. It's a way of living that leaves behind it a trail of techniques. What's hard is overcoming the unending stream of little frustrations and often self-imposed limitations. What's hard is learning how to make getting up part of falling down. What's hard is healing after getting hurt. What's hard is learning the importance of recognizing when a white belt is more of a master than you are. In short, what's hard is mastering the art.

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