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Old 05-28-2003, 03:15 PM   #13
J. David Geurkink
Dojo: Aikido of San Antonio
Location: San Antonio, TX
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 7
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Anon,

As a new aikido student and lifelong widebody, I can tell you that your size makes a difference only as long as you let it. It took me years to work up the guts to try aikido, and I daily kick myself for not starting sooner. I don't know if this is universal, but in my case I am:

1)losing weight

2)gaining coordination (I think )

3)gaining energy (the more I do aikido, the more I want to do aikido)

Bottom line, your sensei is right, don't worry about what other people might think. Train, have fun, invest in ibuprofen.

My 2 cents.

David

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
-Confucius-
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