Take Care, Jim

Well, the past few weeks have been eventful in the RBT family. Some things have been happy and some very sad, and some big decisions have been made in both the personal and athletic arenas. I promise to share it all here, and boy, there’s plenty to share. But I’m going to begin with a …

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Off The Mat, But Still Training

Leaving the gym recently, I ran into a former classmate in an Aikido kenshu (advanced study) class. We spent a few minutes catching up, and he asked me if I was still training in Aikido. I’m not taking any classes at the moment, in part because the winter Rec & Ed session was cancelled, and …

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Hey, Wait a Minute – Wasn’t This Supposed to be Fun?

From my first Aikido Yoshokai class in 2005 as a raw beginner, I knew it was something I wanted to pursue. Ten years later, I'm still training and grateful for how it's improved my life. Increased fitness, agility and coordination have been physical benefits, but the philosophy appeals to me too. I appreciate the emphasis …

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Sorry, Sir, Your Ego Trip Has Been Unavoidably Delayed

As part of celebrating the seven terrific years of training I've had with my now departing Rec & Ed Aikido instructor, I am dedicating a few posts to things I've learned from my training and how it has reflected in other areas of my life. This first one actually deals with the lesson I learned …

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