“Refining the Reflexes,” by Felicia H.

“My sensei has given everyone in the dojo a nickname and my son’s is ‘Squirrel’ – because he is very jumpy when someone is throwing a technique at him. I mean, VERY jumpy…”

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  1. …Nadeau sensei was always very kind to me. at one stage of my training he said something like, “you’re having too much fun with your falling”. as usual, it took a while for the relevance of that to sink in. as i began to see falling as an element of countermeasures, thanks to Terry Dobson who gave me what was, to all extents & purposes, a private lesson at an aikido summer camp in San Rafael one summer, the pieces began to come together…

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