My name is Shane Serafin, and I have been lurking for a week. I have enjoyed reading your discussions and different philosohpies on aikido, and it has really started me thinking about my own.
I am a student at a small public college in Maryland, and I have been practicing aikido as a member of the Navy Aikido club, under George Meyer-sensei, off and on for the past two years. I was introduced to it through a MMA(American MooDukKwan, now American Butokukan) I studied back in my hometown. I am also a member of the karate-do team here, I have boxed and wrestled, western-style, in the past, and I am enrolled in my school's combatives courses as well. The different styles complement each other, but it seems for me aikido is the framework into which I fit them.
Thank you all for your time.
Last edited by Shane Serafin : 02-26-2006 at 09:01 AM.