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12-01-2006, 02:30 PM
Hi everyone. My name is...well they all call me Gigi, which is easier to say. I was born in Italy, but 5 years ago I transfered to Ponca City, a small town in Oklahoma.
I have been studying Tai Chi for the past year, but not as a form of martial art. I recently noticed the way Tai Chi looks alot like Aikido so I started looking into the Japanese Art.
I found a Sensei, which I soon learnt to respect as a wonderful instructor and person (Sensei Doug Hanson), and started training with him like 3 weeks ago.
I thought at first the softness of the two arts would have made things easier, but I admit that the body positions are pretty much different and kinda hard to learn (above all those elbows that keep going up :crazy: ).
Well, that is all for and glad to be in this community.

12-01-2006, 03:21 PM
Hi Gianluigi,

Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.

-- Jun

12-16-2006, 07:08 PM
Hello Gigi,

My name's Mike Reis and I live in Cheyenne, Wy. There are differences in the styles, but I think using you pushing hands drill would come in pretty well for a sense of flow. Any reason why aikido and not some other form of kung-fu?