Camp 2012Clyde Morgan , Student , Seiwa Dojo
I have been fortunate to have aĴended many Aikido summer camps over the relative-ly short time that I have practiced Aikido. Because I have no other martial arts experi-ence to draw from, I have been able to incorporate the basic principles of Aikido intomy daily life. The things that always stick out at camps are the classes, and peoplethat really exemplify Seidokan (sincere, realistic, earnest). We have many incrediblytalented practitioners aĴending/teaching at camps, but the “oﬀ the mat” time is al-ways the best. When practicing in any class seĴing, we (I) tend to base certain expecta-tions on my perception of what the class will be, however, when we (I) allow myself to just practice; I ﬁnd that I really am able to learn from anyone. And, isn’t that what itreally is all about? None of us knows everything, but I am certain that all are able toteach something. In the end, it was another Great camp, with many lessons still to belearned!
We may want to consider theJapan event and also hosting acamp in the US for those thatcan’t make the trip. Again,please share your thoughtsabout this.At the moment we do nothave a commitment from anydojo to host camp in the springof 2013. We do have one dojoconsidering the idea and theyare going to be exploring costsand facilities. We would like to ask if any othergroup out there would be inter-ested in the possibility of hosting;if so, please let us know. Wishing you all a great summer,
Camp next year (continued)
S e i d o k a n V o l u m e 1 , I s s u e 1 2
“Classes andpeople thatexemplifySeidokan(sincere,realistic,and earnest)”