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Old 02-26-2002, 05:45 AM   #5
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,654
I understand you concerns completely and I know some students leave because they feel that they are 'no good'. Since aikido is almost always with a partner, whatever level you are at you feel you could have done it better.

There is often a turning point, when you can do ukemi and protect yourself, when it just feels more comfortable. Sometimes people comment that aikido trains you to respond to an aikido technique in a certain way (through ukemi), and that is why beginners are so valuable to the class; because they aren't conditioned.

If you love it don't give it up!

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