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Old 08-03-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
Dojo: Aiki-Kai Australia, Launceston
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11
Newbie from Down Under

Hi Everyone,

I had my first class last night and although I feel a bit awkward at this early stage (and somewhat sore!), I had lots of fun and am heading back later this week.

I've really enjoyed reading the forums and hearing what others have to say about their experiences, especially from the other ladies out there. It was a relief to discover that many people had the same questions I did!

Thanks for helping me understand what Aikido is all about

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Old 08-03-2004, 02:30 AM   #2
Dojo: Aiki Kai, CHD, Victoria
Location: Melbourne
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 4
Re: Newbie from Down Under

Hey there Olivia, glad to hear that your first class went well and mmm well lets hope that the saorness fades quickly. Out of curiosity who did you train with, which organisation and how did you come to hear about it. I currently train and teach in melbourne and am always interested in the local down under scene on who, how and when of peoples training.
Anyways, good training
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Old 08-03-2004, 06:25 AM   #3
Dojo: Aiki-Kai Australia, Launceston
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11
Re: Newbie from Down Under

Hi Scotto,

I trained in Launceston at the University. The dojo is part of Aiki-kai Australia. I basically just searched for "Aikido Launceston" in google and found that there was a dojo at the Uni (and as a uni student that worked out quite well!).

I liked the sound of Aikido because it emphasized that you don't have to be big and strong to be effective (well... depends on who you ask I guess!). I also liked the idea of a more peaceful environment with less people trying to show off and basically kick the crap out of everyone

Yeah, the soreness will go soon, just a bit stiff. I go to the gym a fair bit so I'm used to it!

Good training to you too

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Old 08-08-2004, 06:44 PM   #4
Alex Avo
Dojo: Shodokan Akido Sydney
Location: Sydney
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2
Thumbs down Re: Newbie from Down Under

Hi there Olivia

Im another Down under newbie.I just started Akido here in Sydney and also feelin a bit sore... Must be my 32 years... Im finding it v interesting and challenging and good for my fitness . Keep it up!

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