Hello, or hello again,
My name is Jonathan Diesch. I have been an Aikiweb member since its beginning and an Aikido-l member since its beginning before that too. I haven't posted anything for close to 20 years though. Sorry.
My (thankfully abbreviated) story so far:
I started Aikido training at school, aged 15, in the very dim and distant lands of the 1980's, and since 1992 I have been a student of Minoru Kanetsuka Shihan, 8th dan.
In 2014 I moved, with my partner, to a small farm in rural Wales where I am attempting to find out more about the deep connections perceived by O Sensei between Aikido and farming. About which, more later.
It is my intention to create a small Aikido-focussed community here to enable others similarly to 'learn by doing' but that is a subject for another thread at another time so for now: Hello again! I'm glad to be back. What did I miss?