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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.
I can't really put my finger on why, but tonight I had the best training session since I began aikido (ironic because last week was by far my worst!).
I'm not sure if it was different just for me, or whether something about the session was different. We had a chap I haven't met before who was a real pleasure to train with - full of energy both personally and in technique. I wanted to run back to the line to be uke, I was absolutely bouncing. Technique seemed much more sincere tonight, the techniques were related to their martial history (samurai and swords)... just... everything was great!
At the end of training I wanted to hug all the aikidoka I was so full of positive energy.
Phew, that's what I want from my training. Brilliant!