Since practicing aikido for more than ten years, I am more calm in tense situations, more confidence and a bit less clutzy. I am also much less likely to be intimidated by bigger people (most are bigger than me.) No trouble meeting problems head on, I get that "entering" feeling from randori when there is a problem at work, at home, whatever. I want to take care of a problem quickly, though, so sometimes I have to wait for those around me to catch up.
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