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Old 05-17-2006, 09:32 PM   #6
Location: Birmingham, AL
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 66
Re: Getting started: what, where, HOW?!

1. Lots of out-of-shape people practice aikido.

2. Only a small percentage of dojo emphasize the spiritual aspects of aikido, and even when they do it's kind of a universalist spiritualism (whatever that is) rather than any specific religious view. Also, O Sensei wasn't a Buddhist.

3. Shop around. Don't worry about style.
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