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After years of wanting to learn a martial art and with a very little understanding of Aikido, I finally started last month.
This blog is for me to look back and see how my journey began and to record my thoughts.
Just a quick post as it's getting late here.
Tonight I had a breakthrough in my ukemi - I actually managed to do some without thudding my hip on the mat!
It's small fry in the grand scheme of things, but it's been really bothering me that I was struggling. I followed sensei's instructions, and then let my body do it's thing without too much thinking about it and ta-dah! Ukemi!
In fact during one technique I rolled and it felt very natural.
I'm very, very pleased with this little breakthrough, now all I need to do is learn to keep my balance properly during Shomen Uchi!