We had a shodan visit from an Aikikai dojo in Florida tonight. It was really fun to train with him. Even with the stylistic diffrences between aikikai and jiyushinkai we had an excellent practice, we took care of each other, and everyone most likely learned and grew a bit from the practice. Its days like this when people can get together from different backgrounds and drop all pretenses and leave the egos at the door that makes me think there truelly is a lot of good in people. Gods I love this stuff.
I hope everyone had a teriffic new year and may this year bring lots of excellent training for everyone.