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Old 06-15-2004, 09:57 AM   #1
Dojo: Aikido Tacoma
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 6
16 year old, new Aikidoka

Hello everyone, I have been practicing for nearly 4 weeks now, and I have to say it is an interesting martial art. I am studying under Marvin Bookman of Aikido Tacoma, and so far it is going pretty well. I mainly have troubles with front rolls still, somehow I am unable to get those down well, but there are still many things I am still learning. Anyway, I am glad to be at the forum hope to become an active member
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:00 AM   #2
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Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: 16 year old, new Aikidoka

Hi Blake,

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Old 06-15-2004, 11:50 AM   #3
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Dojo: St Ives Aikidojo
Location: Cambridge
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 41
United Kingdom
Re: 16 year old, new Aikidoka

I'm 16 too and i've been traing for a couple of months. Forward rolls i was ok at, its backwards breakfalling that gets me. My sensei tends to say pinky first as you put your hand towards the mat for forward rolls, thats how I did it anyway
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Old 06-15-2004, 03:14 PM   #4
Dojo: Kyushinkan dojo
Location: Alpharetta Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 20
Re: 16 year old, new Aikidoka

NIce ta meet ya blake.....
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:39 PM   #5
Lan Powers
Dojo: Aikido of Midland, Midland TX
Location: Midland Tx
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 660
Re: 16 year old, new Aikidoka

Welcome, this is a friendly place, overall.

Play nice, practice hard, but remember, this is a MARTIAL art!
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Old 06-16-2004, 07:55 AM   #6
Jorge Garcia
Dojo: Shudokan School of Aikido
Location: Houston
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 608
Re: 16 year old, new Aikidoka

For those who are just starting, the best advice I ever received was when my sensei told me that every question I ever had and every problem that I would encounter in Aikido would be solved by just coming to practice on a regular basis. I didn't listen to him but now these years later, I realize that he was right.
Enjoy the journey!

"It is the philosophy that gives meaning to the method of training."
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Old 06-16-2004, 09:09 AM   #7
Dojo: Sei Shin Kai (Compiègne)
Location: France
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 32
Re: 16 year old, new Aikidoka

Wow, another teenage Akidoka ! Cool ! Welcome, Blake.
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