“Kathleen began her martial arts training in Seattle at the Seattle School of Aikido. Moving to California brought many changes in her life—three children, an undergraduate degree and graduate school but alas no time for Aikido. She notes that there were “years of ballet and yoga, but nothing could replace Aikido as a path of transformation. Not just physically, but spiritually as well. I was hungry to return to a dojo.”
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