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Old 02-22-2002, 08:02 AM   #1
Randy Pertiet
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Randy Introduction

Hi All,

Just a short introduction, my name is Randy and I've been practicing Aikido (Daito-Ryu Style) for about 4 months now and love it. I've been dragging my feet for quite a while about starting when my brother (testing for Shodan soon) finally convinced me to start, and I've been kicking myself for not starting sooner.

For other beginners, I've found the book "Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere" by Westbrook and Ratti a very handy text and helped me through all the new terms, etc.

Chow for now.
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Old 02-22-2002, 09:17 AM   #2
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Following a 'books for beginners'theme, I rather enjoyed Saotome's 'Aikido and the harmony of nature', not because of technical terms, but because of O'Sensei & budo & Aiki ideas info

Didn't particularly like Kisshomaru's 'Aikido', though. A bit too dry, and not very easy to understand -Saotome's photos were better too
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Old 02-22-2002, 09:28 AM   #3
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Hi Randy,

Thanks for posting your introduction! Welcome to the AikiWeb Forums.

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Old 02-22-2002, 11:27 AM   #4
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Yes Oscar Ratti's drawings are amazing.
I think they can stand on their own as works of art.
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Old 02-23-2002, 09:59 AM   #5
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Welcome Randy!

I hope you have a pleasureable time staying at these forums.

Noah

Last edited by ndiegel : 02-23-2002 at 10:02 AM.

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Old 02-23-2002, 12:16 PM   #6
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Welcome Randy.

Between your brother, Dynamic Sphere,
and AikiWeb, you have a wealth of information available.

I can't resist mentioning "Total Aikido" by Gozo Shioda Sensei. This is a terrific book in my opinion, although I am surely biased since I study Yoshinkan Aikido.

Best regards,
Dean


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Old 02-24-2002, 06:56 AM   #7
Randy Pertiet
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dean H.
Welcome Randy.

Between your brother, Dynamic Sphere,
and AikiWeb, you have a wealth of information available.

I can't resist mentioning "Total Aikido" by Gozo Shioda Sensei. This is a terrific book in my opinion, although I am surely biased since I study Yoshinkan Aikido.

Best regards,
Dean


I agree on the Total Aikido book, not only did I have that but the videos "Principles of Aikido" by Mitsugi Saotome and Seagal's "The Path beyond Thought". Now if Seagal's video dosn't motivate you in Aikido, nothing will.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:06 PM   #8
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Re: Randy Introduction

hey randy,am so happy for you,please concentrate and get the best out of it,train good and train hard.i wish you great success in aikido,go out there and be the best.good luck!
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:15 PM   #9
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Re: Randy Introduction

Why is a thread from 2002 being activated? Do we have a problem?

Janet Rosen
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:27 AM   #10
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Re: Randy Introduction

Not a problem, just a new member who probably doesn't know the forum well enough.

-Michael
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