Tuesday, September 03, 2013
So I have now reached 300 posts on my blog. I started this blog back in 2005 with the intention of discussing the finer points of aikido training that we did not have time for in class. Over time, it has evolved into a place where I could document my focus changing from Yoshinkan to Kali Majapahit, and the various similarities and differences between them.
My blog has spanned the range between technical posts, informative/cultural/historical posts, and philosophy/spirituality. I have also posted on personal growth and development, as I think this is a principal goal of martial arts training. A large portion of my posts were inspired by people around me and I thank you for always sharing your thoughts and asking questions that make me think.
I am very proud to say that my blog now has over 17,500 page views and I have received a lot of supportive comments from my readership. Although I can say that the blog was for my own benefit, it still feels good to have reached so many people and to believe that my entries have had a positive effect on them.
I don't have any specific plan for this blog other than to continue to document my thoughts as I grow and change in my martial arts life.
I am happy to try to tackle any topics that come up, so I encourage you readers to table anything you would like me to discuss.
In closing, thank you everyone for your kind support and attention over these past 8 years.
With much gratitude,