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Old 10-28-2004, 07:53 PM   #1
Natasha Ritchie
Dojo: Belfast Aikido Circle
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what else can I say but, Hi!

Well this is all very new to me, I started aikido about three months ago and now I think I may be becoming obsessed. I just can't get enough. I just want to know more and more, do you think I may have a problem? Is this normal? Should I seek out psychiatric help now and is it available on the national health service?
I'm hoping that at least here I can find some like minded people, no one else seems to understand my fascination (or obsession). Thank you for existing!
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:13 PM   #2
Greg Jennings
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Re: what else can I say but, Hi!

Hi Natasha,
Welcome to aikido and to AikiWeb. I think that you sound like a normal newcomer. It's like a love affair. It starts off with infatuation and matures into real love.

Regards,

Greg Jennings
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Old 10-28-2004, 10:00 PM   #3
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Re: what else can I say but, Hi!

Quote:
Natasha Ritchie wrote:
Well this is all very new to me, I started aikido about three months ago and now I think I may be becoming obsessed. I just can't get enough. I just want to know more and more, do you think I may have a problem? Is this normal? Should I seek out psychiatric help now and is it available on the national health service?
I'm hoping that at least here I can find some like minded people, no one else seems to understand my fascination (or obsession). Thank you for existing!
No no no, this is not normal at all, my prescription is training, training and more training.

Px;
Mitte - Aikido training 2 hourly q.i.d. for rest of life...

Dr. I. M. Addicted Too.

Cheers.

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Old 10-28-2004, 11:53 PM   #4
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Re: what else can I say but, Hi!

LOL! Join the club.
I started training nearly 9 yrs ago, ostensably because I "needed exercise." My husband still shakes his head and wonders aloud "why couldnt you have just gone swimming? You go to the pool, you swim, it's over. No seminars, no books, no discussion groups, no practicing in the house, no writing essays...."

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Old 10-29-2004, 10:17 AM   #5
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Re: what else can I say but, Hi!

Hi Natasha,

Thank you for yor introduction, and welcome!

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Old 10-29-2004, 02:54 PM   #6
Natasha Ritchie
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Re: what else can I say but, Hi!

Ok, now I am relieved. It's nice to know that for the first time in my life someone is actually classing me as normal!!
I shall leave the psychiatric help as a back up and turn to you lot when I need to rant or otherwise talk obsessively about my newfound love.
I still can't believe how much it has changed me. Just three months ago I walked trembling into a room and threw myself on the mercy of a room full of scary looking men in skirts. I am so glad I did. I've gone from being a timid "kicked puppydog" to someone who isn't afraid anymore. Don't get me wrong, I know that should someone attack me the best thing I could do right now is run, but for the first time in my life I can hold my head up because those scary men in skirts have taught me that the world may not be full of just bad people. There are good ones too. Ok they do wear skirts but still they are good people!
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Old 10-29-2004, 03:03 PM   #7
Kevin Masters
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Re: what else can I say but, Hi!

Hi Natasha.

Welcome to our group of (hopefully) Un-recovering Aikido Addicts!

-Kev
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:32 PM   #8
Joshua Laurente
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Hi Natasha'

Hi Natasha,
you know what? when i was new like you in aikido gym.
i was really obses about it, i want to learn more advance technique. but if you starting to learn technique in a basic way you will find your self improved, just be patience. you will not get it in over night practice. just keep practice. me when i was white belt, after office hour i went to my gym everyday. by the way i live in the philippines.

P.S.
running away from trouble is not you mean your afraid,
infact it is the best way of self defense.

GOD BLESS.
Its me Joshua Laurente
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Old 11-02-2004, 11:37 PM   #9
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Re: what else can I say but, Hi!

We're not "addicts"

"Addicts" goto rehab.

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity"
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