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Old 12-02-2008, 08:52 AM   #41
Peter Bowyer
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Re: Things To Tell A New Aikido Student

122. Attack me like you mean it. If I get hit that's my problem for failing the technique.
123. DON'T lean on or against anything! You have 2 feet to stand on and 2 knees to kneel on. If you're sore, tired, complacent...GET OFF THE MAT! (Sorry, it's a pet peeve).
124. Trust your Sensei and trust your Sampai. Our goal is not to hurt you.
125. You're here to study it. We respect you may have other arts, but you're not here for that. Do not practice them on the mats.

When you bow deeply to the Universe, it bows back. - Morihei Ueshiba
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