13 September 2006

How to make yourself look taller

The party of the upside down part, that'd be me. I'd just been gently tossed over the gentleman's head. This is my favorite picture of me ever, as I am a big fan of action shots. The other thing I really like about this shot is what it represents to me. Taking high falls like this scared the crap out of me when I first started Aikido, but I did it anyway and it wasn't always this picturesque. Fear didn't win when it could have and has not won a round with me in years. When good sense might suggest that avoidance would have been the wiser choice. Wiser yes, more empowering choice no.

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