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Old 08-08-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
Susan Brautlecht
Dojo: Asoryu Aikido
Location: Huddersfield
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Smile Mrs.

Hi everyone,
I would firstly like to say that after 'trying-out' a variety of martial arts and being a dedicated practitioner of shukokai karate, I am and always will be proud and thankful (to my husband), for finding Aikido.

I work with young children and often see them using their karate skills on others. Not only have I seen this encourage aggression, I find it also instils within them a false sense of power. I too felt very powerful doing karate. U nfortunately this is mainly physical power and as we should all know we can't always be the fittest and fastest and also keep up our physical strength forever !!

I found it very difficult to adapt to Aikido and stop using physical strength. I always tell those who find it difficult that other martial arts are like playing chequers whilst Aikido compares to chess.

I am sure many have written the same message, therefore I would like to close by saying that Aikido breathes renewed life into all and is in my opinion greatly underrated. Thank you O Sensei !!
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:42 AM   #2
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Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
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Welcome.

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Old 12-13-2014, 11:20 AM   #3
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Dojo: Westminster Tenshinkai Aikido Dojo
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Re: Mrs.

Welcome! I like the comparison between Aikido and chess.

Chris Sawyer
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