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The Mushin Way to Peak Performance by Michael Veltri

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Chapter 4img Nen: One-Point

My aikido academy attracted a lot of high-powered students in Washington, DC. I had State Department employees studying with me, FBI agents and CIA officers, U.S. and foreign diplomats, all sorts of people who were part of the country's—and the world's—power structure.

One of those students worked at the Russian embassy. And one day, some FBI agents approached me. It turned out that this Russian guy was a signals intelligence officer. His job was to intercept U.S. signals and try to crack our codes. In other words, the guy was a real-life spy. The FBI was pretty interested in getting close to him and keeping tabs on how his work was going, so they'd know if they needed to change their codes.

Except there was no way to get close to this guy. He was a total creature of habit. He lived ...

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