Re: Starting Aikido next week - yay!
It's good that you're eager, Cynthia. That said, it should be pointed out that NOTHING anyone can say here in response to your questions will have the slightest effect on what you will actually experience next week. Many things may be similar, many others are likely to be different. All that matters is the training. Put your trust in your instructor, and train joyfully, with an open mind and a smile. Relax and enjoy the journey. Read and soak up the history and color of Aikido. You are only a beginner once, but if you're very lucky, you always will be a beginner (it may take time for you to understand my meaning). And welcome aboard the forums.