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Old 12-15-2002, 09:19 PM   #1
Jusuchinu
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Question Is Aikido for me?

currently i am a student of Shuri-ryu Karate, I find myself very interesed in Aikido, and i was wonder well how would i know which one is for me?
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Old 12-15-2002, 10:07 PM   #2
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that depends on what is available in your area, if slim take what you can get, it is usually better thatn nothing. if you have a lot to chose from, visit each dojo and ask if you can try a week at each with a mat fee. I usually allow a free week or two before i ask them what they think about joining. this is the best way i have found.

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Old 12-15-2002, 10:38 PM   #3
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Let your common sense tell you. Sit in on a class or two at a local dojo, find a book or two, where the cover doesn't have someone screaming or someone with a severe look on his/her face.

I took shorin-ryu karate for a while, as well as another student in our class. While maybe not similar to your style, the point is there is a fundamental difference compared to aikido: the "do".

Aikido techniques are, at the simplest, self-defense movements which us your attacker's energy against him/her. At the heart of aikido is the understanding that aikido's usefulness STARTS on the mat, not ends.

The "do" is a way of life, so most of us try to apply our principles to everyday living. Aikido addresses both times in your life: the 99.99% when you aren't 'fighting', and the .01% you might be in a serious conflict.

Good luck!

*Phil

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Old 12-16-2002, 07:11 PM   #4
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Ok thanks guys. There just happens to be an Aikido dojo in my area a little farther than my current dojo, but ill go in and watch a class when i get the chance.
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