Aikido and Parenting

by SIMONE CHIERCHINI - I am an ''egoist'', I don't teach out of ''vocation''. I don't teach because I wish to make the world a better place, or change people's lives or anything like that. I always trained in Aikido first and foremost for my enjoyment and personal growth. Consequently, as a teacher, I have never felt I was or had to be anyone's father, not to mention felt somewhat responsible for influencing the lives of my students