Been busy for a while
Hi All, After an absence of 13 years I've decided to return to Aikido, mostly due to an expanding waistline ( I think I've misunderstood a concept?), stiff knee, bad back and the desire to fulfil a goal I set in earlier life.
I like the forum, there are many interesting topics of discussion to keep ones interest and the links to videos are an eye opener. I love the early postings of Gozo Shioda, his mischievous spirit shines through.
I think I have found a club to restart practice at, everyone seems friendly and the vibe feels good, they even let me try a few very rusty Ukemi (mat Atemi 3 Robin 0). I could not resist and a few Tai Sabaki followed hmm, stand up not bad, fall down not good, much to do and looking forward to training tomorrow.