Thread: aikido practice
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Old 01-26-2006, 09:56 PM   #23
Michael O'Brien
Dojo: Nashville Aikikai
Location: Nashville, Tn
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 288
Re: aikido practice

Dean Suter wrote:
I disagree.
I was a skeptic going into Aikido with the frame of mind that "I would keep doing this until life got in the way".
What I didn't expect is that Aikido became a part of my life. It kinda snuck up on me.

I have met some very passionate beginners that disappeared after one month or less on the mat. So I don't think passion right at the start is always the sign of a committed student.
Very good point. I never really thought about it until I read your post but a lot of beginners come into the dojo for the first time because of a martial arts movie they saw. Then when they realize it will take 3+ years to become even remotely proficent in the really cools movie they saw in the movies that passion quickly fades away.

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