Hello, I'm Sue. I started training in 2001. I had been doing other martial arts (tae kwon do, kempo, taiji/qigong) for years but I really wanted to learn how to fall safely, so I tried aikido. I fell in love with the dojo I found, and the teacher, and the art. I dislike excessive verbalization about aikido, however, preferring to train instead. We'll see, maybe I'll become a chatterbox myself on this site.