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I make this entry in fear that I may have to give up Aikido. I thought my back was improving only to have it get worse over dinner Sunday night, and I have been in a great deal of pain since.
I feel bad about it too because I was just getting to the point where my Ukemi was good enough to help sensei show new students how diffrent techniques would look like at higher speeds. We were getting new members this year too. I feel like I've failed the dojo, and let my Sensei, and friend down.
I feel like if I have to give up Aikido I'll be giveing up something that is a part of me. Its bad enough that I wished that I had discovered Aikido 10 years ago. I know that there is something in Aikido that I have been looking for, but haven't yet found it. If my back keeps me from training I'm afraid I'll never find it.