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Old 06-20-2002, 03:35 AM   #1
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Hello everybody

Just last night, I attended my first Aikido class. I think I have already pulled a big muscle in my left leg (which has been hurting from a few days earlier), but I am raring to go again tommorrow night.

We were shown the general protocol of the dojo, when to bow etc... and shown how to stand and walk and the sensei demonstrated some holds and techniques that we were given the chance to copy and practice for ourselves.

All in all, I found out that I am not great at it, but this is fine, I would hate to be good at it from the start and lose interest because it is so easy.
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Old 06-20-2002, 05:08 AM   #2
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welcome.

hope you learn to love aikido as much as I do (it slowly takes over you life.. but it is very rewarding).

be prepared to find out that your arms and legs may not work as you belived they would. it takes alot of people a few sessions before they retain anything as thier body is reco-ordinating itself

hope you have fun

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Old 06-20-2002, 06:08 AM   #3
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Re: Hello everybody

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Originally posted by drDalek
Just last night, I attended my first Aikido class. I think I have already pulled a big muscle in my left leg (which has been hurting from a few days earlier), but I am raring to go again tommorrow night.

We were shown the general protocol of the dojo, when to bow etc... and shown how to stand and walk and the sensei demonstrated some holds and techniques that we were given the chance to copy and practice for ourselves.

All in all, I found out that I am not great at it, but this is fine, I would hate to be good at it from the start and lose interest because it is so easy.
Welcome on the forum.

enjoy training.

As for being great, lots of even advanced students think they are not great at it and come to the dojo just for the pleasure of training, learning and the often very good atmosphere in the dojo.
Somebody wiser than I wrote on this forum that Aikido is not about the goal, it is about the journey.

Enjoy training

Erik Jurrien Menzel
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Old 06-20-2002, 09:39 AM   #4
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Hi Wynard,

Welcome to the AikiWeb Forums! I hope your leg heals quickly and that you continue to have the enthusiasm that you're currently showing as you progress in aikido.

Don't forget -- working slowly is OK...

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Old 06-20-2002, 02:18 PM   #5
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Welcome to aikido and to the forums Wynand,

Feel free to ask questions here. There is a lot of knowledge and experience floating around on this board for you to tap into when you need it...it really is a great resource, oh and the people are nice too

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think I have already pulled a big muscle in my left leg
If you've really injured it you may want to let it heal first. I know you want to get back on the mat (you could always watch while you heal, you'd be surprised what you can learn like that). I'd been doing aikido for a little less than a month when I seperated the AC join in my right shoulder trying to do rolls on an unpadded floor. I was stupid and didn't rest it and kept re-injuring it so it could never heal. I lived with it for almost six months. When I couldn't take it anymore and finally went to the doctor I was told I'd have to immobilze it...for a week. A WEEK! If I hadn't been pig headed from the start I wouldn't have had to put up with the pain for so long. Ok, I'm off my soapbox now

Enjoy your training,
Bronson

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