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To add to my two LiveJournals and one Blogger I now have an Aikido blog thing... moi? waffley?
It's been six years now, crumbs. Least that's what it says on my little blue book. I seriously cannot remember my first Aikido lesson or how I started. I know mum was involved somehow but I just feel like it's always been there.
It's only now that something has clicked. I always knew I wanted to do a martial art and have tried Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Judo in the past. Fencing was almost there, but I knew I wanted the philosophy that comes with eastern Martial Arts as well. I loved scoring points in fencing though so I may go back to it... Non-competitve traditional Aikido just doesn't quite cut it!
Thing is, even though I've been doing Aikido for years, it's only since 2nd Kyu that a real passion for it has errupted.
I've realised now that Aikido will always be a part of my life... and that is no bad thing!