A Hard Reality Check
I'm an older martial arts student who added a new art to his repertoire
within just the last few years - aikijujutsu. After an all day seminar
this last summer held by the head of our visiting Japanese aikijujutsu
system, I was in the men's locker room talking to other seminar participants.
We had all been somewhat mesmerized by the teacher and his spectacular,
almost magical techniques.
After a lot of talk, I turned to one of my friends in the class and
asked, "How long do you think it will take before I can ever be
My friend looked me straight in the eyes, hesitated just a second and
they replied, "You're going to die first."
Oops! There is nothing like a little cold dose of reality to brighten