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Creation Date: 10-20-2004 11:18 AM
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  #1 New 10-20-2004 11:18 AM
So, anyway, here's where I give my introduction. As the title says, new member, long participant. I've been browsing this site for several years now, although never really considered to be a part of until now. Why is that? I'm taking a break from college, and regathering my thoughts and goals so that I can pursue them without conflict.

I am 22 years old, and majoring in nursing, although it's been really tough financially, since I've paid my way so far without taking out any loans, and I plan to continue that way. I used to be a Computer Science, then Computer Engineering then Electrical Engineering major prior to this, but I was only focusing on the job market from there on and that's why I am now in nursing.

My hobbies include computer gaming, movies and dancing(ballroom, swing and salsa). It is through these that I have been sane over the years of schooling and highly involved with my social life.

I am a part of Minnesota Ki Aikido Society and have been studying for approximately 8 years. I am currently rank Nikyu as of October 8th, 2004. After 8 years, one would expect me to be at least shodan by now, but in times today, school is so demanding of time, that my involvement gets cut off by "more important" things. I started at the age of 14, seeking a new level of maturity and patience because on top of all the stresses were two brothers that knew how to annoy me very easily. Although in 8 years of practice I see things more clearly as far as simplifying our movements. This very act can be complicated. Although a part of Ki Society, I have been open and exposed to some other styles of Aikido as well, and my preference remains with Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido for more philosophical and practical reasons.

My reasons for joining Aikiweb is primarily to share my thoughts and experiences with people as well as become active and recognized by others as well. I hope to meet some of you and possibly even practice.
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#1 12-30-2004 12:29 PM
rachel Says:
You dance? I like you already! I love dancing. I've only done a little ballroom and latin, but I'm a swing dance instructor in my hometown. I'm taking a year off from dancing to train a little harder in Aikido (aka: move to Japan...) But there's supposed to be good swing scene here, which I plan to check out, once I have the time. The University program I'm in here keeps me pretty busy... I think dance and Aikido are great compliments to each other, and I'm so glad to hear of another peson loving both If you happen to be in Japan in the next year or Hawaii after than, I'll take you dancing, okay? -Rachel
 




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