Re: Query re first grading in Aikido?
Now that there are computers, though, if you begin at the beginning (6th kyu) and practice each part then you will soon remember how to throw the attacker in any way that happens. I lost every English and Japanese word (aphasia/stroke). Walking was a little hard but I was taught just to practice aikido/jo/bokken/iaido every day. (I still do this each morning). Rather than be angry or worried... remembered from my three Shihan ... "Always begin again."