Wow......great reading this one. My daughters are 24 and 21.....they both trained for short periods. I started training when they were 8 and 4. I cannot even guess how different our lives would be if I had not started training.
Unfortunatly both were assaulted during their teenage years. They seem to be in their own process of healing. It has been an interesting experience to watch and learn from them. They are among my best teachers.
Emily is definately an irimi woman whereas Shannon seems tenkanish to me.
I am not sure what else I want to say about this except that it brought up feelings for me and thank you.
Berkshire Hills Aikido