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Old 04-29-2004, 07:18 PM   #1
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The journey begins with the first step

Hello everyone. I am new to this post and thought I would introduce myself. I have been training in the Jiyushinkai under sensei Jim Hanna. I enjoy aikido I find it to be a very spiritual art much more so than the Karate I have taken in the past. I will admit that at times it has been a difficult road to walk, the art of effecting uke's center,creating an off ballance, and listening to uke by touch are at times difficult at best. Yet I have faith and determination! A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step.
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Old 04-29-2004, 08:34 PM   #2
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Re: The journey begins with the first step

Hi Brian,

I've met Jim in the past; he's a good guy and knows his stuff. Welcome to the AikIWeb Forums!

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Old 04-30-2004, 12:41 AM   #3
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Re: The journey begins with the first step

http://www.despair.com/ambition.html
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:29 AM   #4
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Re: The journey begins with the first step

Huh, huh, like it Paul. I hate motivational posters. Corporate mission satements too. You might also like Adbusters:

https://secure.adbusters.org/orders/postcards/

Hi Brian, welcome to the den of cynical clowns. We like aikido too, don't take it the wrong way. ; )

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Old 04-30-2004, 03:30 PM   #5
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Re: The journey begins with the first step

My favorites:

http://www.despair.com/despair.html
"A technique will unfold /eventually/..."

http://www.despair.com/hazards.html
"Yes, it /is/ possible to blend with that, but..."

http://www.despair.com/limitations.html
For the beginner who's /too/ cheery about the whole shoshin thing...

http://www.despair.com/overconfidence.html
For the dope who keeps advocating 5-person randori with real knives.

http://www.despair.com/demotivators/cluelessness.html
<Student> "So, uh, would you say this is more of a triangular motion uniting fire with wind, or a sort of tidal pattern that unites sword and universe?"
<Sensei> "...shomen-uchi ikkajo. Hajime."

http://www.despair.com/elitism.html
For the new shodan, fifth kyu shihan, et al.

http://www.despair.com/change1.html
Just blend!

http://www.despair.com/regret.html
Ukemi.
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Old 04-30-2004, 07:55 PM   #6
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Re: The journey begins with the first step

Meetings: "None of us is as dumb as all of us." has always been my favorite! on that uplifting note (?!) welcome to aikiweb....

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Old 05-01-2004, 12:13 PM   #7
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Re: The journey begins with the first step

Paul, I would have to say this is an accurate depiction of me being caught by sensei Hanna's sumi otoshi last night.

http://www.despair.com/regret.html
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Old 05-01-2004, 12:17 PM   #8
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Re: The journey begins with the first step

Jun thanks, sensei Hanna is great teacher. I find him to be an inspiration, I am about a foot taller and 80 lbs heavier. Yes I believe size and strength do not play a part in aikido.
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