Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Introductions

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Thread Tools
Old 01-06-2009, 11:33 PM   #1
Dojo: Canberra
Location: Canberra
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 22
My interest in Aikido.


My name is Mohammad and I'm an Australian working in Dubai, UAE.

Initially I learned about Aikido from the book Positive Energy by Judith Orloff where she, as a therapist, recommends Aikido for a patient.

I also learned about it from a well known author by the name David Deida, and in many of his books and teachings, he refers to Aikido from the spiritual context that he teaches from.

Luckily, a friend of mine (now my Sensei) whom I met a long time back, was teaching Aikido and I had lost touch with him but through a mutual friend who is also an Aikidoka I attended one class just to see if I could do it out of concern for my heavy build, I realized I could. And I've been practicing for 8 months now.

My concerns are keeping my knees in good health, which has been a challenge, and taking care of my shoulder which was dislocated at an early age and through this forum I hope to see other people who had similar experiences and to share mine.

I'm also the technical assistant for our groups website: http://www.uaeaikido.com

Last edited by kalmen : 01-06-2009 at 11:44 PM. Reason: added the website
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 03:24 AM   #2
Voitokas's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 377
Re: My interest in Aikido.


I am not an expert
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
Janet Rosen
Janet Rosen's Avatar
Location: Left Coast
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,340
Re: My interest in Aikido.

Welcome! Your concern about maintaining your joints safely is good - for knees, the safe practice is to keep toes, feet, knees and hips all aligned together and to not bend your knee at more than 90 degrees (you should just be able to see your toes under your knee). Minimize the time you spend in seiza. For both knees and shoulders, making sure to do out-of-the dojo strengthening of the surrounding muscles that provide support to the joints is really important.

Janet Rosen
"peace will enter when hate is gone"--percy mayfield
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2009, 07:23 AM   #4
Dojo: Canberra
Location: Canberra
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 22
Re: My interest in Aikido.

Thanks Jeremey for the welcome


Thanks Janet for the sound advice. I have, based on your recommendations, started doing out of the dojo strengthening the surrounding muscles for both shoulders and knees.

Much appreciated.
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 6 Peter Goldsbury Columns 35 03-13-2009 07:16 PM
Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 10 Peter Goldsbury Columns 200 02-04-2009 07:45 AM
Women and Everybody Else in Aikido George S. Ledyard Teaching 113 03-16-2008 08:27 PM
Omoto-kyo Theology senshincenter Spiritual 77 12-04-2005 10:50 PM
Two things. Veers General 8 04-04-2003 02:54 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:41 AM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2018 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2018 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate