“Onkochishin,” by Sue Peterson

“I recently tested for and obtained my Aikido black belt. For those of you who have tested and passed at any rank, you will know that these kinds of milestones can be good. They signify an attainment of skill and a level of understanding within your art, and they also mark the start of the path on the next part of your journey where your knowledge and experience will deepen even further.”

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  1. Congratulations! I still remember my shodan test vividly. Loved every moment. …and yes, moving on I did experience an enhancement of my training for the next six months or so. Learning not to trip over my hakama for starters… 😉

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