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3girls
10-12-2005, 08:14 PM
Hello everyone, I just thought I would introduce myself I have been away from aikido for a couple of years dealing with personal issues that I have no wanted to face but desperately needed to. With the love of my wife and many caring friends I have found a much needed peace. I am uncertain if I will be welcome at my old dojo since I left rather abruptly with no communication to my sensei or if it would be better to start over someplace else. I am eager to get back to the mat and take some ukemi...this I have missed most of all. Well I look forward to many conversations with everyone and learning from each of you. :)

Thanks
BK

John Lilly
10-12-2005, 09:29 PM
Brian; You are only going to find out for sure if you go back and see for yourself. Most likely they will welcome you with open arms. I have been away from training myself for almost four years after my Parks and Recreation Center Classes were canceled. So far I have dropped by the dojo to check out returning myself and now intend to start classes as soon as I get over the flu and mandatory overtime permitting. I would guess your Sensei will understand about needing to resolve your personal issues.
John

emma.mason15
10-12-2005, 10:37 PM
go back ask and get on the mat .....
welcome home!!!!
em x

giriasis
10-12-2005, 11:31 PM
Hello everyone, I just thought I would introduce myself I have been away from aikido for a couple of years dealing with personal issues that I have no wanted to face but desperately needed to. With the love of my wife and many caring friends I have found a much needed peace. I am uncertain if I will be welcome at my old dojo since I left rather abruptly with no communication to my sensei or if it would be better to start over someplace else. I am eager to get back to the mat and take some ukemi...this I have missed most of all. Well I look forward to many conversations with everyone and learning from each of you. :)

Thanks
BK

Oh don't worry about that at all. Of course they will welcome you back. Just go back and they'll be happy to see you. They probably wondered where you disappeared to. Go take some ukemi now. I mean it, NOW! ;)

dyffcult
10-13-2005, 12:02 AM
If you once found joy training there, they will welcome your return.

I have left the mat on more occassions than I wish, for a variety of reasons. I was always welcomed back.

My fellow mat mates seem to have the attitude of -- glad to see you again, where the heck were you.
Even at dojos where I had never trained before.

I have never once been challenged as to my reasons for leaving training. No one has ever told me my reason was not good enough.

So welcome back. Hit your home mat. Expect the welcome. Tell them what you will. And happy training.

Brenda

James Davis
10-13-2005, 10:52 AM
If they take you back, enjoy your training. If they don't take you back, enjoy training somewhere else. Move forward and enjoy your life. :)

akiy
10-13-2005, 02:37 PM
Hi Brian,

Welcome to AikiWeb.

-- Jun

3girls
10-13-2005, 07:00 PM
Thanks everyone for the warm greetings! :D I had trained there for about 4 years so it would be great to go back and train with some old faces and hopefully some new ones as well. We'll see how things go hopefully all will be well. If not one thing I have learned over the last two years is that all things happen for a reason, we may not know why or for what purpose but in the end it all works out for the best.

Thanks
BK

3girls
10-16-2005, 01:51 PM
:D Well back on the mat last Friday, all went well. It felt good to get thrown; a little rusty but not to bad with my musubi renshu and techniques but just a matter of time.

Thanks
BK

merlynn
10-17-2005, 12:19 PM
welcome back to the mats brian,and glad you enjoyed your first class back after so many years away:D

3girls
10-17-2005, 05:44 PM
welcome back to the mats brian,and glad you enjoyed your first class back after so many years away:D

Thanks, It was a great feeling walking onto the mats for sure. Definately rusty but some good ukemi will knock the rust off :D