Every Aikidoka lives by this principle. Masakatsu Agatsu. It means ” The true sense of victory, is victory over oneself “.
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To all our comrades who are on the way now to Hombu in Japan for the big meet, our spirits are with you. May the spirit of Budo and the teachings of O-sensei be with all of you always. We miss you all and hope to be back on the mats of the dojo next July insya Allah. Unageishimasss!