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Old 05-18-2008, 05:34 PM   #6
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Re: Help> Overcoming Fear

Osu,

Some great advice here on the physical technical part of getting back to it.

I, as usual, focus on the head.

First, your fear may simply be a way of saying you are not ready yet or to train carefully, it has a positive intent.

Secondly, to get beyond the fear, you have to get beyond the negative fantasy in your head that your body is responding to. Think, focus, on what you do want (rolling like a ball), and "let" your body follow that.

Relax, breathe, and enjoy yourself.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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