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If kibadachi were a spectator sport, this moment would have had the crowd on their feet roaring. A brown belt had pushed until her legs utterly failed; now she was doubled over, swaying, grimacing with effort, clumsy and faltering like a newborn chick but still on her feet by sheer effort of will, struggling desperately to get her back straight and her head up.
I stepped up to help but a senior told me to let her do it on her own. So I stood transfixed, only an arm’s length away, watching her now dipping toward the floor, now strengthening, until at length she fought her way back into stance, and the battle, against great odds, was won…Read More
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