After many years, I have now graded to 2 kyu in Aikido (Takemusu Aiki, Iwama Ryu). Last time I graded was in May 2010, so it was about time! So many other things has happened in my life, coming in between me and my aikido development. But, tonighg was the night!
“You can be happy and proud!”, the grading committée chairman Leif Kinnersjö, chief instructor emeritus, 6 dan, said.
And so I am!
Behind me in the photo, I feel Morihei Ueshiba, a k a O’Sensei and Aikido founder, smiling.
Thank you for giving me this way of life and core means for an all-integrated and holistic personal development! I am on my way!
Domo Arigato Gozeimazda!