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Old 11-11-2002, 12:32 PM   #1
Judd
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First Seminar

I think I will be attedning my first seminar this weekend, and I was wondering if there are tips or anything I should know before going. I don't know why, but I feel really nervous about it.
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Old 11-11-2002, 12:37 PM   #2
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Here are my tips on attending seminars:

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Old 11-11-2002, 01:10 PM   #3
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Thanks, that helps!
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Old 11-11-2002, 01:45 PM   #4
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Remember the number 1 rule for aikido-seminars:

HAVE FUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 11-11-2002, 02:12 PM   #5
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Things I try to do:

--focus on what the instructor is trying to show you; force yourself outside of your typical training "rut".

--don't try to correct your partner unless they are going to hurt you or unless they ask you too. i.e. don't "teach" your practice partner.

--Don't assume that hakama/blackbelt=super duper ukemi person and that no hakama/whitebelt=clueless beginner. Hakama or no hakama-wearing and black belt or white belts are all worthy training partners.

--along with the above, start at a slow pace and build up. If someone goes too hard on you, say so. If you want more, say so.

--smile and say, "hello, where do you train?"

Anne Marie Giri
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Old 11-11-2002, 02:23 PM   #6
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Try to train with as many different partners as you can!

I always introduce myself with a handshake and end with a handshake.

Don't "test" your partner!

Have fun, buy a video if they sell one.
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