Fitness and Agency Rose clippers are a key symbol within Judkins family folklore. When I was about ten my mother bought my father, who does not garden, a set of rose clippers. These have lived, unused, in a cup of pens kept in their kitchen for over three decades. A “rose-clipper gift” quickly […]

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  1. It will be hard to satisfy such precocious judgemental community. For them, there is always an underlying message in everything, usually a discriminatory one. In the case od TMA, they may prematurely jump to conclusion that it does not fill their expectation even before trying it long enough. There is one martial artist’s channel that abandoned Aikido. He failed to place Aikido as a very specialized techniques such as Chin Na, which cannot be used in all situations (for self defense) as he wished Aikido could. Recently he tried his first karate lesson and was judging what moves would be useful and which ones would not. He discarded the bow and arrow punch albeit he had tried it for the first time !

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