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Joe Ricard 10-24-2013 01:18 PM

Hey from EWAS
 
Finally got around to joining this forum. Been lurking here since my son and I joined the Eight Winds Aikido Society in South Mississippi, USA.

Just attained 5th Kyu and my 13 yr old son achieved 4th Kyu this past week. :)

Other hobbies are racing Rotax sprint karts which has been dwindling in it's allure since beginning my journey in the Dojo.

Shopping for our own Bokken and Jo so we can practice at home what we learned in class.

akiy 10-24-2013 02:15 PM

Re: Hey from EWAS
 
Hi Joe,

Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.

-- Jun

Janet Rosen 10-24-2013 03:04 PM

Re: Hey from EWAS
 
Quote:

Joe Ricard wrote: (Post 331450)
Other hobbies are racing Rotax sprint karts which has been dwindling in it's allure since beginning my journey in the Dojo.
Shopping for our own Bokken and Jo so we can practice at home what we learned in class.

Hmmm...sounds like wonderful cross-training....like archery from horseback....sword practice from sprint karts.... :D Welcome!

Joe Ricard 10-25-2013 08:56 AM

Re: Hey from EWAS
 
That's funny. However there is some improvement in my concentration while racing. and I am not scared in Randori on the mat because 80 MPH bumper to bumper through a corner is pretty exciting.

I've wrecked before, now I am learning how to fall "safely" .

PaulF 10-25-2013 09:52 AM

Re: Hey from EWAS
 
Hi Joe, welcome, congratulations to you both on your grading :)

To continue the driving theme, the parallel between the relaxed but not floppy state you have in your arms when driving, and how when proficient we do it without conscious reflection but a general state of awareness (else it's exhausting), is something that's been raised in a few seminars I've attended to make comparisons with unbendable arm, mushin/zanshin, etc.


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