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Old 04-10-2005, 08:54 PM   #20
Berney Fulcher
Dojo: Roswell Budokan
Location: Marietta, Ga
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 47
Re: Poll: How important is it for beginners in aikido to experience aikido styles other than their own?

Hmm, interesting responses. I know that for me, after starting a year ago and gaining some confidence in my ukemi, I now try to attend other dojo's when I am traveling out of town. It's given me some very interesting experiences. But I think the main thing it did for me was to reduce my head size a few notches. Invariably working at the home dojo you know what is expected and "how things are done". Visiting other places really gave me a sense that there is a lot of stuff out there that I am barely tapping into at the present time. I always seem to come home a lot more humbled than when I left
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