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Old 04-02-2003, 08:50 AM   #2
rachmass
Dojo: Aikido of Cincinnati/Huron Valley Aikikai
Location: Somerset Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Hi Jeff,

look for me at the seminar, as I plan on going there too!

As to Yamada Sensei; he is a wonderful teacher and sometimes really emphasises the basics over the course of a seminar. He is warm and inviting, and I am sure you will enjoy the seminar (I go to as many of his seminars that I can drive to each year). Don't worry about taking ukemi, as the only time a newer person is likely to get used for ukemi if he (or really most teachers) is demonstrating something for a small group or person, and you get called on with the rest of the group. He will also take care of a beginner, so no need to worry.

Look forward to seeing you on the mat (look for me, short woman, a bit round, with short hair and a big smile).

Rachel
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