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Old 04-15-2017, 06:19 PM   #1
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Greetings!

For my introduction: I've been practicing Aikido for about three months in Massachusetts and have been enjoying the challenge and pleasure of learning something completely different! It's a wonderful opportunity to practice beginner's mind, or beginner's body-mind. I joined this forum to learn from and connect with others.

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Old 04-15-2017, 06:23 PM   #2
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Re: Greetings!

Hi Ilona,

Welcome to AikiWeb, and thank you for your introduction. I hope you feel welcome in joining in with the discussions here.

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Old 04-17-2017, 07:41 AM   #3
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Re: Greetings!

Welcome! You mention that aikido is completely different...have you studied other things in the past?

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Old 04-18-2017, 04:24 PM   #4
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Re: Greetings!

Thanks Jun and Chris!

As for studying other things in the past ... nothing really compares to Aikido. I once attempted Tango, and there are elements of Aikido that are dance-like, such as how close partners need to be to execute technique. I have also done a few years of a Feldenkrais Method training, which taught me that my body can learn new things at any age. That made the prospect of being thrown a little less intimidating than it would have been several years ago. Being thrown is actually quite fun, I've discovered!
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