Michael Neal wrote:
Make sure to take it easy on the Aikidoka. I got very enthusiatic when I started taking Judo and dumped a few people on their heads by accident, I still feel bad about it almost a year later.
I hear what your saying. I started studing Judo when i was pretty young. My club was large at the time. About 40 kids age 10-13. By the time i was 17 i diden't have anyone may age/size to train with so for the last three years i trained only with the teachers. I though had everything under control.
One night i was doing a little randori with my teacher and tried soto makikomi (outside wrap trow, maybe you know it). I diden't control as much as i could have, he put down his arm to block and broke his elbow.
i felt really bad, i was 17 he was 35.
Ends up i broke my shoulder two weeks later.
Circle of life i guess. That's actually when i stoped training. After a year and a half out it was hard to go back, my whole life had changed.
I guess since i'm getting so excited about all this it mean its time to go back.