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I'm not much for diaries and jotting down thoughts, but decided I would see how I went with a blog starting with my latest entry into Aikido and how it effects the rest of my life. Am looking forward to my first class which, if all goes according to plan, will be next week. I am nervously excited about it. It has been 7 or 8 years since I last did Aikido back in Australia at the Brisbane Yoshinkan Aikido dojo run by Mori Sensei. Mori Sensei is a gentle, soft spoken man who delivers his technique with an effortless power and flow that I hope to be able to match one day... hey, why set my sights low I was lucky enough to be his uke a few times during the beginners class and even if I did have more of an idea of what I was doing from what I recall there was no question of being able to resist the technique, he just took your balance and energy and directed it where he wanted it to go. It was great to be a part of it, even if that part involved me being airborne more often than not.