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Old 07-20-2002, 08:48 AM   #1
Rev_Sully
Location: Somerville, MA
Join Date: Jul 2002
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When is a good time for a Beginner to practice

When is a good time for a Beginner to practice outside of the Beg. Class?

For three months, I will take the half hour Befinner's Class.
Last time I took Aikido, I took three monts of Beginners Class. Then I took a Basics class and felt very overwhelmed. I did not know any of the stretching techniques and felt really embarrassed with my partner. And I could tell that last thing he wanted was a greener than peas n00b.

I understand that the Beginners Class is for the ultimate basics and foundation. Front rolls, back rolls, basic stretching, elementary grab and throw, learning to fall. The last most important!

But all these things are important but then it was an entirely new world in the Basis Class where I felt that I was unprepared to it because we didn't learn how to stretch with a partner, etc. Things that looked elementary in the Basics Class were not broached in the Beginners Class.

SO: when is a good time to go to the dojo outside of class time just to work on things as front rolls, etc. Are we allowed/encouraged to go to the dojo outside of class time to train or is that a rule different dojo to dojo.
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