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Old 02-06-2001, 05:48 AM   #9
Dojo: Kyogikan Sheffield
Location: UK
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 90
Before I started aikido, I had done wado-ryo karate for three years. Now I do silat and have just started judo.
Through all this I still prefer aikido, it feels so much more natural. Experience of a striking art was an advantage at first just in terms of awareness, but it was difficult to learn with an open mind. Plus all those isometric excercises I used to do made my joints really stiff and it was a painful first few months.
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