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07-19-2002, 05:14 AM

I thought I'd take this time to introduce myself, and because Genex decided to make me.

My name is Bryan Chriscoli, I just recently started learning aikido (first lesson was yesterday). And I must comment, that it is not what I expected at all.
I found my first lesson to be more about relaxation during techniques, and being able to focus.

I learned Karate a few years ago, and I remember my sensei teaching us about using the power from our sides to punch. I guess thats why I found yesterday hard, but relieving.

I plan to carry on learning aikido, not only because it's fun learning.. but because I also get to throw Genex around :D



07-19-2002, 06:38 AM
Welcome to Aikido, Bryan!

As a former Karate practicioner myself, let me say you're going to love the difference!


07-19-2002, 06:53 AM
yeah we were doing Yonkyo, and Nikkyo last night aswell

hows the arms bri?

07-19-2002, 07:45 AM
they'll survive another day.. especially if i get to throw you about again :D

07-19-2002, 09:39 AM
Hi Bryan,

Welcome to the AikiWeb Forums and to aikido! I hope you'll enjoy your experience in both of them.

-- Jun

William Boyd
07-19-2002, 07:36 PM
Hi, Bryan. Welcome to Aikido!