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Kelly Allen's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 08-13-2004 08:36 PM
Kelly Allen
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Status: Public
Entries: 45 (Private: 1)
Comments: 34
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In General Things are not going well Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #16 New 10-23-2003 01:35 AM
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.
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RSS Feed 2 Responses to "Things are not going well"
#2 10-24-2003 02:13 AM
Kelly Allen Says:
Thanks for the encouragment Jamie. I'll PM you!
#1 10-23-2003 11:09 AM
jducusin Says:
Hang in there, Kelly. I hope you know that you have my support, and I'm sure you have the support of your Sensei and classmates as well --- take things easy, allow yourself ample time to heal and don't push yourself beyond what you feel are your own limits...chances are you won't have to give it up completely. Even if you find that ultimately, you do have to give it up in the end, I certainly don't believe that the fundamental principles that Aikido teaches can be found in just this art alone and that you'll never learn them without it --- there are always other Internal, energy-based martial arts to consider if this ever happens (ie. Chi Kung, Tai Chi) as well --- so don't feel that you're ever restricted in your options when it comes to your pursuit of this kind of knowledge and understanding. Will send you a p/msg soon...

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