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Old 03-22-2002, 08:00 AM   #9
Dojo: Aikido of Madison
Location: Madison, WI
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 37
Thanks for the terrific suggestions

I will review the ki exercises and see where they might fit into my off-time efforts. The stretching started great and I was able to touch my toes for the first time in years. It has slowed down now but that's okay. I seem to be much smarter now than 20 years ago as far as expecting quick fixes.

My last two training sessions (Wednesday AM and Thursday PM) have been with a different instructor. From my basic perspective, he seems to be teaching from a slightly different point of view. On the one hand, it's nice to learn things without a rote mentality and be able to compare and contrast. On the other hand, I feel the confusion factor rising. It was fun last night and I'm not particularly stiff even though I did (simple) breakfalls for the first time.

Anyway, thanks again for the thoughtful suggestions.
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