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Archive for March 2007

Being Tough Without Being Idiotic

A few weeks back, someone I had trained with years and years ago turned up at one of the aikido dojo where I practice. It was interesting to work out with him again because now, as then, I can learn a lot from his thorough and powerful style. But he's also the person who stuffed […]

Mark Twain on Duelling

Could it be that Mark Twain had some instruction from a Fudebakudo master? This quotation shows that he understood the basic teachings of the art: "I thoroughly disapprove of duels. I consider them unwise and I know they are dangerous. Also, sinful. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly […]