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My Path Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 06-08-2009 01:55 PM
Linda Eskin
My path to and through Aikido. Observations on Aikido, fitness, happiness, horses, & life, by a 52 y/o sho-dan.

This same blog (with photos and a few additional trivial posts, but without comments) can be found at www.grabmywrist.com.

I train with Dave Goldberg Sensei, at Aikido of San Diego.
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Entries: 228
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In General Year Three - Another Beginning Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #122 New 05-05-2011 09:03 AM
Today marks the beginning of my third year in Aikido.

When I first started training, I meant to become a better horseperson. I have, but part of the process has been to discover that I don't want to have a horse of my own, and so he is off with a friend, looking for his new person.

At first I thought I would not bother with weapons. I've never been into swords and ninja and samurai. I was just going to stick with the open-hand stuff. Instead I discovered that I love weapons work.

When I first called Sensei to ask about training, I explained how I could only be at the dojo one night a week. Now I train four or five days a week, plus workshops and seminars.

At first I disregarded the "woo-woo" stuff I'd heard about. Now I see that the emotional, energetic, spiritual, and embodiment aspects are where the real fun is. Well, there, and flinging each other around the dojo.

This year is a new adventure. I see a few familiar things on the horizon, a couple of seminars, and testing for 3rd kyu in July, but mostly I'm walking the path in wonder, open to discovering whatever lies ahead.
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RSS Feed 3 Responses to "Year Three - Another Beginning"
#3 05-13-2011 08:08 AM
chris wright Says:
Nice one Linda, Congrats on your 3rd anniversary, and good luck for July!
#2 05-05-2011 11:16 PM
Linda Eskin Says:
Thanks Carina. :-) Only two years behind me so far. Year three started today.
#1 05-05-2011 11:35 AM
You did a great path in these three years, thanks for sharing your experience Linda!

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