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Calm confidence and grace emerge naturally with the continued and consistent study
of aikido movement. Bodies and concentration strengthen. One becomes more comfortable
with the "confusion," the unknowing that precedes knowing. Becoming more relaxed under
pressure, speed, complexity, simplicity and open heartedness begin to enter the martial
engagements. One begins to understand how practice might become a lifetime commitment.
Bokken and tanto kata are added to intensify the empty hand practice. Readings, reflective
writing, attending seminars all are required to further the students' development.
Cross-listed as TRA550.Course Number: