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The prospect of developing my life force has me excited and intrigued. I feel joy, that through the cultivation of Ki from a position of postivity and love for all of life, I will be able to elevate myself to a higher a plane of thought and mortal existance. Consequently, I will be able to bring peace and love to all those in contact with me.
As a beginner in Kokikai, Ki is stressed as fulcrum in which all of Aikido, as well as life, revolves. I feel that they do teach to beginners as though we are all starting from the same level of exposure to non-western philosophies. Because of this I will want to do more Ki cultivation through my own devices.
This web site as well as others will be be main resouces. When i have enough money i will invest in Sensei Tohei's Books.
I am exited to begin this journey
The purpose of this log is to docunment my transition into a new chapter in my life. I was jus medicaly released from the US Army as a CPT. I have begun a new career with a new company as a middle manager. I have also begun my long awaited Aikido training.
I have been active in martial arts to a decent degree since my senior year in HS after my final football game. Unable to take Aikido, I took what I could. Karate, TKD, Hapkido, Kuk Sul Kwan, Kung Fu, and various martial techniques leaned through my military education (advanced city streets).
My first class was enjoyable. The warm ups, rolls and falls were fairly intuitive for me. I was suprised in how we jumped straight into techinques. I must keep in mind that this is a new lifestyle for me and Aikido is not a just a new skill to become proficient in. It is much deeper and involved than that.