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Jay Wooldridge
05-18-2008, 04:32 AM
Hello to all

Thought i,d introduce my self to every one. My name is Jay and i live in Cornwall, England. I started Aikido (roughly 6 months ago) at Bodmin and Wadebridge. I have studied Taichichaun, alough this was only the 84 yang style form, with no martial applications for around 2 1/2 years which i thoughly enjoyed, but wanted a more hands on art in which i could explore the martial side. I was lucky to be advised to go and explore Aikido and was pleasenly suprised at the similareties between Taichi and Aikido, so the bug bit and here i am. I,m also very intrested in Chigung and the concept of Chi and Ki and do practice silk reeling and other aspects of this (alough i,m not to very good at it). i,m very excited about the prospects that the internal arts could manifest,and am very open to advice from every one about how why and when (if you get my drift).
anyway thats me,thanks for reading and,
HELLO :D

akiy
05-19-2008, 12:00 PM
Hi Jay,

Welcome to AIkiWeb.

-- Jun

dalen7
05-21-2008, 02:03 PM
i,m very excited about the prospects that the internal arts could manifest,and am very open to advice from every one about how why and when

Welcome to aikiweb - and to aikido as well.

How have you enjoyed your six months? Do you feel you have your feet on the ground so to speak? I mean you got the gist of what things like Naga waza (throwing tech.) and Katama waza (pinning tech) consist of?

- Shihonage, Iriminage, Kotegaeshi, UchiKaiten nage, Kokyu Ho are kind of the mainstay for the throwing techniques for beginners...
- Ikkyo, Nikkyo, Sankyo, the mainstay for the pinning techniques for beginners.

My favorites are Kotegaeshi and Ikkyo, as well as Sankyo (Sankyo is just cool and hurts nicely as well.) ;)

As for the internal arts awakening you...any path, technically can do that.

Like Eckhart Tolle mentioned - there are some people that deal with egos by ignoring them...and realizing their insignificance.

Others deal with egos (false self...etc) by doing like the zen masters...and beating it out of you. ;)

Im naturally inclined to the latter, but am practicing the former. :)

Peace

dAlen

p.s. - basically life is the spiritual journey...what is happening NOW - not yesterday or tomorrow. There is "no where" to get to...if that is ones mindset, then that person will never arrive. ;)

Again, Welcome.