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I was introduced to the Western Circle by my teacher, Kris Gucker, and have enjoyed it since. For me the study and practice of the sword is a way to challenge myself mentally, spiritually and physically. At the end of an event or class I feel exhilirated, as if I've climbed a mountain, and yet there is so much more to learn. So many other mountains. I hope to keep this martial art close to my heart always.