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Old 02-13-2013, 06:01 AM   #12
soupdragon1973
Dojo: Hallam Aikido, Sheffield
Location: Sheffield
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 28
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Re: depression, has practicing Aikido helped in any way?

thanks Cliff. Yeah I find just the activity of getting out the house and doing something positive and focused helps. I took up Jui Jitsu as well recently. I find Aikido helps calm me though, maybe its the movements, maybe its the fact Jui Jitsu seems more brutal and perhaps the moves in Aikido take abit more time to learn? We did weapons training with bokken the other day and although I dont see that as useful in a self defence context I found it useful just in the fact it was enjoyable and I enjoyed the movements and defences with the bokken.
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