Interview with Fran Turner Sensei

JM: How did you come to choose aikido? FT: I wouldn't exactly call it a choice. I had seen aikido several years before I started practicing. When my ex-husband was interested in starting a martial art, he checked out aikido, judo, and a couple of karate schools before he finally tried karate for a while and then became a deeply committed judoka. He'd been practicing judo for quite a long period of time. When we were living in Denmark I became very interested in Zen Buddhism. I'd been doing a lot of reading about zen and Zen Buddhism. It fascinated me, but none of the books gave me any ideas to how one practiced. I was telling Jim about this and he said "Well, you know, they have aikido at the dojo where I practice, and there's supposed to be some kind of connection between aikido and zen". It seemed like the best lead that I had going. Sensei Torben KreigsbaumAnyway, I went to my...
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