An Answer to an Unasked Question

From Aikido Journal, an article by William Gleason about his journey in Aikido and his experiences studying in Japan under Yamaguchi Seigo Sensei.
However, I still felt something was wrong or incomplete. Neither the physical well being resulting from the diet, nor the knowledge of oriental philosophy really dealt with the matter of self-development or self-realization. Then one day in Cambridge, Mass., I saw a short and stocky Japanese man named Mitsunari Kanai perform a martial art called aikido. I was completely floored. It was like the answer to a question that I hadn’t known how to ask; it was both poetry and philosophy in motion.--William Gleason

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