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Old 04-08-2007, 09:32 PM   #51
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Re: Advice to Your Beginner Self

be patient
re-direct.
aikido is not meeting the onrushing force head-on.

after it has passed

.............continue.

......
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:56 AM   #52
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Re: Advice to Your Beginner Self

This is a good thread.

Mostly I'd wish for myself that I was less self conscious and more able to laugh at myself and the situation I was in. But I also know I had to grow through it and telling myself that would not have helped. So there's actually little advice that I could usefully have offered myself other than to do the one thing I just kept doing which was to show up and keep growing with the help of my dojo mates and my sensei.

It's like a mustard seed: the tiniest of seeds can grow into an amazing tree if you but let it, and it'll happen almost without you or anyone else being aware of it.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:17 AM   #53
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Re: Advice to Your Beginner Self

Get tested sooner for arthritis to prevent loss of mobility and unnecessary injuries.

Last edited by tarik : 04-09-2007 at 10:21 AM.

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Old 04-09-2007, 03:45 PM   #54
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Get tested sooner for arthritis to prevent loss of mobility and unnecessary injuries.
Oh yeah, and sell that stock back in 2000 so you can just train for the rest of your life! The rest will follow in time.

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Old 04-13-2007, 06:24 PM   #55
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To always cultivate a beginner's mind.
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:49 PM   #56
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Re: Advice to Your Beginner Self

Appreciate what I have.
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:37 AM   #57
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Re: Advice to Your Beginner Self

"move from your back, extend through your feet and don't bail!"
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:01 AM   #58
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Damned if I'm talking to that arrogant little snot - I suffered so so should he!

On a corollary - how many of you think your younger selves would have taken the advice and not just said- "god, you've got fat!"
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:32 AM   #59
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Re: Advice to Your Beginner Self

I'd send the message (perhaps, rather than advice)

Welcome Home!
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:45 PM   #60
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Just Do It...like Nike...

What if there are barrier's that prevent you from getting what you want?

Preventing you from Just doing it...

Then what do you do?...
Improvise?
The only barrier is your mind. The only victory is over yourself.
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:10 PM   #61
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Me? I'd probably tell myself that there's no shame in outgrowing a dojo and that it's OK to find a more suitable environment for my own growth.

Also that an environment in which questioning, both verbally and physically, what I'm being taught and experiencing is an important process...

-- Jun
"Outgrowing a dojo?" Sounds like you eventually became incompatible with your dojo. Questioning physically? Would you expand on these two ideas. I'm trying to understand what you mean.

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