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KaitlinCostello
02-17-2006, 08:07 PM
by the by... three years has flown by.

For those of you who dont remember me, howdy.

Those who do -- will remember me from such fond dicussions such as 'Kates bear hug' 'free flier miles' and ' Gee, I didn't know a wrist could point that way'. I also spent more air time then mat time at the 2003 Rocky Mountain Aiki Summet, and ne'er since have I trained with a 6'7'' partner- Randori and Koshi's Eeek!

A little background- I started training five years ago in college with Joe Crocker- great guy, arizona is lucky to have him. Stopped training August 2003 when I was side lined by pregnancy.

Fast foward to now, Married, divorce and fighting to get custody of my daughter back. My little thing for me is aikido, so.. Hi!

Edwin Neal
02-17-2006, 08:18 PM
welcome back!!! good luck and keep practicing...

crbateman
02-17-2006, 09:30 PM
Stopped training August 2003 when I was side lined by pregnancy.They know what causes that now... :D Welcome back.

rachmass
02-18-2006, 08:29 AM
Welcome back Kaitlin! I too stopped for awhile due to having a baby (about 2.5 years total) so completely understand. It's hard to come back in a way, but it is oh so nice to be able to pick it back up again.

Take care, and welcome back again.

Karen Wolek
02-18-2006, 04:42 PM
Welcome back, Kaitlin. I remember you! Good luck with everything you are going through. Keep your center.

akiy
02-18-2006, 05:01 PM
Welcome back, Kaitlin.

-- Jun

KaitlinCostello
02-18-2006, 05:37 PM
Thankyou one and all :D I wouldn't give up being a mom for anything, which is why I'm fighting my back stabbing ex MIL so hard to regain full custody. -sighs-

Anywho, I was wondering if anyone knows where to find a Gi strong enough for a man but fit for a woman? :cool: I'm a little more curvy then I used to be, which shocked the hell out of me when I tried my Hakama on because instead of tripping on it, it fits perfectly.Props to the skillled folks at Bu Jin.

As always
Ellie

giriasis
02-18-2006, 05:46 PM
The Bujin women's doji top are really great for curvy women. I'm one. And they are pretty durable. Although I'd love to see a judo dogi top made for a woman. I don't know how plausible it is. (oh, and i don't mean just adding ties to the collar.)

KaitlinCostello
02-18-2006, 05:59 PM
I dont believe I've seen a judo top before - feels dumb-

crbateman
02-18-2006, 10:16 PM
Judo tops are made from thick, heavy woven fabric. They can take a pounding, and can absorb much sweat, but become heavy when wet. They can be very warm... great in a cold dojo, but miserable in a hot one. This can be complicated by the fact that most women wear a shirt underneath. I know females who swear by them, and others who swear AT them.