Hi there to all. I'm new in Aikido (two months) but I must say I like it a lot. It was by chance that aikido class started in the small town that I live in (Cavtat, near Dubrovnik, Croatia) but I believe that we have a good teacher and I hope we'll get bigger and better with time.
Aikido reminds me a lot of swimming and of sea....you have to respect the outer rithms and adapt to them, go along with them up to certain point to achieve good performance. It stresses connectedness instead of division and that's why I think it's an eye opener if you want to look.