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Old 03-11-2003, 12:27 PM   #5
KaitlinCostello's Avatar
Location: Commerce City, Co
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 47
Have patience Matthew,

I'm just about as new as you :P I start aikido two and half months ago. I can't back roll for the life of me. My front rolls need work as well. That's the beauty of Aikido- it forces us to slow down and listen to our bodies. Push your self to hard and you'll end up with shoulder injuries ( I should know.. I had to sit out for an hour and half on Saturday after biffing a forward roll!). The best advice I can give you is to have fun, laugh at your self. You're sitting at the bottom of Aikido's Paradox of the Kyu(ess):

You Don't want your Kyu , but everyone else does.

Enjoy your mistakes, leave your regrets behind. We're all beginners on the mat J


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