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Old 08-14-2000, 05:04 PM   #12
Nick
Dojo: Aikido of Greater Atlanta
Location: Atlanta, GA
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Axiom wrote:

As usual, I really have to agree with Jun in this respect. I've been doing aikido for some 4.5 months now, and I have never once found myself frustrated to the point of quitting
The only time I ever considered quitting was one Saturday morning when I simply couldn't keep up with the class, having to bow out for water and goto the bathroom (I got queasy) almost every 5 to 10 minutes... I sat in the bathroom trying to hold down breakfast thinking perhaps I should quit so I wouldn't have to endure this shame any longer, because it was too hard, than I remembered something from Kodo:

"A student of mine once told me: Aikido is much harder than I thought!

I don't recall telling anyone it would be easy."

At that point I realized it would be even more shameful to stop training.

-Nick

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Nick Porter
"Do not fall into the trap of the artisan who boasts twenty years of experience, when in fact he has had only one year of experience-- twenty times."
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