01-28-2010, 08:47 AM
Just wanted to start off my presence here with a brief hello.
I started Aikido back in college in an ASU dojo and studied for a few years, reaching 3rd kyu. After graduating and a year of working, I started law school and threw myself into legal practice for 10+ years. Aikido was never far from my mind, and when I found myself with a more flexible schedule (in-house counsel), I started up again at a AAA dojo near my house. Needless to say, I was a bit rusty, but after just a short time my ukemi and tenkans were smooth again (you have to love muscle memory).
I'm enjoying the process of learning the intricacies of various techniques (that I thought I knew), as well as new ones on which the AAA puts particular focus (i.e., head and wrist strikes before executing the technique in question).
Welcome to AikiWeb and welcome back to aikido.