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Old 03-24-2003, 12:06 PM   #3
bob_stra
Location: Australia
Join Date: Oct 2002
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Re: Thinking of starting Aikido....



Heya Dan.

Too lazy to type much, so here are a few links ;-)

Self Defence...

http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/

Aikido Recommendations...

http://isc.faqs.org/faqs/martial-art.../preamble.html

http://www.aikidofaq.com/

(lots of good stuff, just incase you missed it)

http://www.butokukai.org/faq/index.htm

Philosophy...

http://www2.vuw.ac.nz/staff/ralph_pettman/contents.html

(free ebook on aikido philosophy. Damn good stuff!!)

Oh, and some cool recent mpgs that I found.

http://www.suginoharyu.com/html/vide...e%20gaeshi.mpg

http://www.suginoharyu.com/html/vide...e%20hineri.mpg

http://www.suginoharyu.com/html/vide...%20mawashi.mpg

Personal tips:

Make sure they teach you your breakfalls ASAP. Don't be afraid to ask the guys to go easy on you. Buy a cheap gi for now. Yes, everyone looks like a smhuck at first.
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