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Old 07-19-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
Zach Trent
Dojo: Integral Dojo
Location: Tel Aviv
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
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When did you stop being a beginner in Aikido?

I wonder how people could tell (or if) when they stopped being a beginner at Aikido and moved onto "comfortable" or "intermediate". Was it a belt rank? Was it something internal? Was there a mile-stone involved? Maybe it was such gradual process that you didn't notice!

I ask because I'm beginning to feel a little more comfortable about this martial art, but I still have classes where I leave more puzzled than when I came in! Maybe I can learn from you about your experience in progressing

Thanks!

Zach, Brattleboro, VT
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