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Old 08-18-2000, 08:56 PM   #1
handyandy
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Location: Berkeley CA
Join Date: Aug 2000
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Hello,

I'm considering starting Aikido training, and am wondering how you all feel about the level of physical conditioning it gives?

In other words, is Aikido practice a whole body workout, or is it mostly in the mind? Do you ever wish AIkido was more of a workout than it really is?

I'm fascinated by the internal, psychological aspects of Aikido but alas my computer-bound work life necessitates me doing something active to stay fit.

The Aikido literature I've read doesn't seem to talk about this too much, so I'm asking for some insider feedback. I did visit a local dojo and was amazed at the level of physicality - it looked like pro wrestling sometimes.

Thanks!

- handyandy
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