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09-16-2008, 12:25 PM
Hi all, as mentioned from the disclaimer the first the due diligence is to introduce yourself so here I go.
I do not practice Aikido or any other martial art but I am looking around for some that would suit me.
I have came to an age when I see other people going to the gym everyday and when I am worried about my health. I am in a good shape but I do not practice any sport or "go to the gym".
Going to the gym does not attract me as you may have guessed sport for sport is not what I am looking for. I am looking for a way to help maintaining good physical condition while improving the mind.
I started a while ago Karate when in Tokyo I enjoyed practicing the kata and understand the "why" of each posture but somehow I really did not like the fights and competition at each level of karate.
I am now discovering aikido from a very beginner point of view and so far I have to say that I love the philosophy and right now I am browsing around to find out how to start or at least get ready to start aikido...
09-16-2008, 03:32 PM
Welcome to Aikiweb Florian. I was on the same boat four and a half years ago. Went to an intro class and was hooked.
09-16-2008, 07:55 PM
Getting ready to start is like getting ready to swim. You can do only so much on dry land. Find a local dojo and see if you fit in. Then jump in the pool! The water is great!
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09-17-2008, 08:15 PM
Thank you everyone for your welcoming messages. The more I try to understand how it works the more difficult it seems to find a dojo/sensei
09-17-2008, 08:57 PM
If you are in Toronto you have a lot of options. I suggest you pick three to start and go visit them: watch class, check out what seems to be teaching styles and dojo culture. Each of us learn differently and are loooking for something different.
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