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Randy Pertiet
02-22-2002, 09:02 AM
Hi All,

Just a short introduction, my name is Randy and Iíve been practicing Aikido (Daito-Ryu Style) for about 4 months now and love it. :D Iíve been dragging my feet for quite a while about starting when my brother (testing for Shodan soon) finally convinced me to start, and Iíve been kicking myself for not starting sooner.

For other beginners, Iíve found the book ďAikido and the Dynamic SphereĒ by Westbrook and Ratti a very handy text and helped me through all the new terms, etc.

Chow for now.

Duarh
02-22-2002, 10:17 AM
Following a 'books for beginners'theme, I rather enjoyed Saotome's 'Aikido and the harmony of nature', not because of technical terms, but because of O'Sensei & budo & Aiki ideas info

Didn't particularly like Kisshomaru's 'Aikido', though. A bit too dry, and not very easy to understand -Saotome's photos were better too

akiy
02-22-2002, 10:28 AM
Hi Randy,

Thanks for posting your introduction! Welcome to the AikiWeb Forums.

-- Jun

shihonage
02-22-2002, 12:27 PM
Yes Oscar Ratti's drawings are amazing.
I think they can stand on their own as works of art.

ndiegel
02-23-2002, 10:59 AM
Welcome Randy!

I hope you have a pleasureable time staying at these forums. :p

Noah

Dean H.
02-23-2002, 01:16 PM
Welcome Randy.

Between your brother, Dynamic Sphere,
and AikiWeb, you have a wealth of information available.

I can't resist mentioning "Total Aikido" by Gozo Shioda Sensei. This is a terrific book in my opinion, although I am surely biased since I study Yoshinkan Aikido.

Best regards,
Dean


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Randy Pertiet
02-24-2002, 07:56 AM
Originally posted by Dean H.
Welcome Randy.

Between your brother, Dynamic Sphere,
and AikiWeb, you have a wealth of information available.

I can't resist mentioning "Total Aikido" by Gozo Shioda Sensei. This is a terrific book in my opinion, although I am surely biased since I study Yoshinkan Aikido.

Best regards,
Dean


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I agree on the Total Aikido book, not only did I have that but the videos "Principles of Aikido" by Mitsugi Saotome and Seagal's "The Path beyond Thought". Now if Seagal's video dosn't motivate you in Aikido, nothing will. :D

tanimu muazu
09-26-2011, 02:06 PM
hey randy,am so happy for you,please concentrate and get the best out of it,train good and train hard.i wish you great success in aikido,go out there and be the best.good luck!

Janet Rosen
09-26-2011, 02:15 PM
Why is a thread from 2002 being activated? Do we have a problem?

Michael Varin
09-27-2011, 02:27 AM
Not a problem, just a new member who probably doesn't know the forum well enough.