“Martial arts, to Chetan Prakash, is not about showing off. Prakash has studied aikido, a Japanese martial art, since 1983, and began teaching it in 1994. He opened Redlands Aikikai on Nevada Street in 2004. In February, he moved it across the street to a new facility. ‘The real reason we do this is we just love it,’ said Prakash, a math professor at Cal State San Bernardino. “There are ways to make lots of money in martial arts but you have to make compromises and we don’t do that.”
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