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01-03-2005, 07:25 PM
Hi, I'm 20 years old and I've been practicing Aikido fro nearly 6 years and I'm preparing to take my first dan exam soon. Anyway just wanted to say hello to everybody. I 'll like to hear from all of you but specially if some other girl will contact me to discuss our position as Aikidokas, cause in my case I'm the only girl in my Dojo. Thanks!

L. Camejo
01-03-2005, 07:55 PM
Hi Isela,

Welcome to Aikiweb. I hope you find a lot of information and interesting discussions here.

It's good to have another member from the Latin American region imho.

As far as being the only girl in the Dojo, mine is similar in that regard. However, the one (sometimes two) girl(s) in the dojo always tend to lend unique perspectives and insights to applications of technique that guys may miss on many occasions. Including the instructor.:)

Best of luck in your Shodan grading. I hope you have fun here.


Janet Rosen
01-04-2005, 12:15 AM
Welcome! I'm up in San Francisco in a dojo w/ several women sempai including two of the instructors--holler if you ever want to commute up for a visit--and best of luck w/ your grading.

01-04-2005, 10:25 AM
Hi Isela,

Welcome, and thank you for your introduction.

Just for your information, there's a forum dedicated to women in aikido:


Of course, all sorts of discussions are welcome here on AikiWeb Forums as well!

-- Jun

01-04-2005, 12:56 PM
Thank you all for this nice welcome!