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Old 02-07-2006, 06:14 PM   #1
Paul Murray
Dojo: Storrs, CT
Location: Connecticut
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1
Returning after hiatus

I've become interested in Aikido again after slightly more than 15 years. Family, busyness, life. I'm pretty excited. I hope to get to my first workout this Friday. I've been stretching out my wrists and just discovered taht the internet is a fabulous place for aikido learning. When I studied the last time information was harder to find.

See you on the mat sometime.

Paul Murray, Storrs
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:40 PM   #2
Michael O'Brien
Dojo: Nashville Aikikai
Location: Nashville, Tn
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 288
Re: Returning after hiatus

Welcome Paul and happy training.

Harmony does not mean that there are no conflicts,
for the dynamic spiral of existence embraces both extremes.
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:47 PM   #3
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Re: Returning after hiatus

Hi Paul,

Welcome to AikiWeb.

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Old 02-07-2006, 10:02 PM   #4
Dojo: Seattle Ki Society
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 522
Re: Returning after hiatus

One of my teachers took a 20-year break to have kids. He said that he was pleasantly surprised by how much he remembered, though occasionally unpleasantly surprised that a 50-year-old body wasn't happy to do what he remembered doing at 30. He made shodan last year, and has a remarkable ability to get back on his feet faster than anyone in the dojo--doing freestyle with him is like being attacked by a jack-in-the-box. So welcome back--you've got lots of fun to look forward to!

Mary Kaye
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Old 02-08-2006, 09:07 PM   #5
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Location: Orlando, FL
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Re: Returning after hiatus

Mary Kuhner wrote:
...though occasionally unpleasantly surprised that a 50-year-old body wasn't happy to do what he remembered doing at 30.
Hey! I resemble that remark!
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