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Jat2 09-03-2002 07:25 AM

First test
I was recently introduced to the martial arts called aikido. I trained as often as I could and found myself to be almost the equal of my seniors. Our sensei greatly commended this accomplishment and told me i have to start the test soon. I am taking 6th kyu. I know it's not much but considering it to be my first I feel quite nervous. I don't know which aspect i should train more of. Can you help me on this, some tips and pieces of advice will do.

rachmass 09-03-2002 09:15 AM

Humility springs to mind.

Azrael 09-03-2002 09:35 AM

I agree. just relax and train with your mind on what's at hand. don't be wondering what you can be learning next. take it as it comes. patience will grant you many long happy years in training.

Azrael 09-03-2002 09:50 AM

My last post probably sounded really rude. all i'm trying to say is that you're obviously really keen to learn which is a good thing. just don't rush it. given time you'll learn many things. Just go with what you're sensei wants you to do.

rachmass 09-03-2002 11:14 AM

Aikido is not solely a physical practice. Maturity and "seasoning" are important aspects of this art. Thinking, and saying in a very public forum, that you are already equal to your seniors, is a breach of good taste and sensibility.

Then again, this is my feeling, and others may feel very different. And it is with this in mind that I suggested "humility" as something to work on. :D

Just keep training.

Genex 09-04-2002 04:49 AM

dude i'm right there with you my 6th kyu test is a week on sunday at a seminar IN FRONT OF BILLIONS OF PEOPLE!!!! n stuff, still gotta laugh eh?

*cower, cringe, whine*

hmmm if i could just remember past 2 on my 31 jo kata!!!



i need another holiday, i've got all the other stuff down tho

ikkyo, nikkyo, sankyo, yonkyo

Iriminage, tenchinage, shihonage, kotageishi.

theres also one we've got to do which is

uchi soto kaiten nage, is it an overhead cut to reverse rotary throw? or sommat, looks impresive anyhoo. plus the 7 bokuto suburi, 31 jo kata, shikko, breakfalls, ukemi, atemi and just about all the other stuff i cant remember and do all the moves aihanmi and guyakyuhanmi etc...

but dont feel overwhelmed, just think about all the stuff you have to do on your 1st kyu test!!!


yoroshiku, pete

suebailey 09-07-2002 01:23 PM

good luck Genex hope it goes well mate just keep focused on te task at hand and ull be fine!

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