In Aikido, you cannot be afraid to do something poorly. You have to be able to stumble, hesitate, make mistakes, take correction, and try again.

Yesterday, we were working on a technique with bokkens. I could execute the technique empty handed, when holding the bokken I would not get the footwork correct. There is much to learn from the bokken.
Failure is the key to success;
Each mistake teaches us something.


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