We Pause For a Moment

Aikido is always a journey. The greatest Sensei will say that he is still learning and exploring. People who don't study have no idea. They think a black belt is a sign of mastery of an art.

 Shodan is an acknowledgement that one has learned a specific set of building blocks and shown a level of dedication to training over a number of years. It is a waypoint on the journey. An important one in some ways. It signifies that you have been accepted by your organization as a serious student.

Lee Sensei reached that waypoint at Gasshuku 2017. This weekend our dojo celebrated her promotion with a gathering and a meal that ended with the presentation of her belt.


 

On Monday the journey continues.

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