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Almost a year passed since I began with Aikido,
I love it, everything about it, the people, the philosophy, the techniques, the quite, the love, just everything.
I remember my first few days when i was a beginner, i was in a test, (where the teacher would give kyus' to his students) , I was new and could do nothing but falling and taking the hits (I was paired with an advanced student - now a shodan and a teacher) and i still remember this day to date.
today the wheels has turned, it was a regular day, we trained, few news guys started and i and the other advanced students had to help them. after the session ended, the teacher called up students to pair up and be ready, (i didn't thought it was a test!) so i selected the new guy.
test began, names of techniques came up the air - the new guy new zip about them, and i had to tell him and show him how to attack, but the blending was not there, it was static - what can i expect ? when u don't know dynamic aikido u enjoy the static aikido which is hard and stiff and also can be more difficult!
my partner doesn't know how to fall, let alone the techniques or how to begin an attack - i knew my sensei was looking, i knew he knew its not what he expected from me to do but hey, the wheels has turned since I first started - i saw my self in my partner - hopefully it will be the same for him.
so, almost a year since i started, i received a Kyu level 5,
one more to go, and i'll be an instructor and wear hakama.
I'm excited, i guess you're too.
journey only begins with a step.