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Old 01-10-2014, 02:49 PM   #4
Dojo: Allegheny Aikido
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 165
Re: Should I get in better shape before starting?

While the question is understandable, it strikes me as odd now that I've practiced Aikido for awhile.

When the question is asked, it treats Aikido as an end goal. What should I do to get to this point? But to me Aikido is a process, not a goal.

To put it another way, one doesn't say "should I get in shape to start running?" One does say, "should I get in shape to run a marathon?" And the answer to that second question is, "yes, so you should start running!"
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