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Old 08-18-2004, 01:04 AM   #1
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Smile Hello kindred

It's nice to have you guys to talk to after a hard and bugged-out day in the lab!
Found Aikido by wandering into sports centre after 2 years of being pretty ill , and have never felt more at home or healthy than when learning Aikido. U know when you find something and it just clicks? Except for Ukemi, but I'm working on it...
Hope to meet you all at some point!

Kate.
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Old 08-18-2004, 02:52 AM   #2
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Re: Hello kindred

hey Kate,
glad you walked into our dojo when you did, you seem to be fitting in just fine and appear to be enjoying yourself (especially the attacking part).
Aikido has helped me immensely through my illness too, I love how I can be feeling ill all day and then step on the mat and it disappears.

See you Monday

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Old 08-18-2004, 06:23 AM   #3
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi Kate,

Welcome to Aikido and to AikiWeb. I'm glad that it's working for you. Persist with the ukemi. It will come in its own time.

Ohanna,

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Old 08-18-2004, 06:29 AM   #4
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi Kate.
Nice to here you have 'discovered' Aikido. I did many, many years ago and am still going strong.
There are lots of aikido clubs/classes in the NEast and I am sure you would be welcome at all of them. Say Hi to all at your club, and enjoy!
Cheers
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:23 AM   #5
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi Kate,

Welcome, and thank youf or your introduction!

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Old 08-19-2004, 04:37 AM   #6
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Re: Hello kindred

Hello to all of you guys. Hope to see you soon!
Peter, do you ever come up to Newcastle to train? What are the clubs in Sunderland like? I cant get far because I don't have a car and have to beg lifts from people (: so it's hard to venture out of Newcastle.
Maybe we can all get together at the next summer schools.
Take care, and thanks for encouragement with ukemi (boy I need it...(.
Katexx
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Old 08-19-2004, 10:27 AM   #7
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi Kate,

I too started Aikido 1 year ago after a back injury. It too haas helped me in a lot of ways. I feel that the Aikido society is very receptive to new people and i thank them all for making me feel welcome.

and hi to everyone else

Steve
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Old 08-27-2004, 07:11 AM   #8
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi kate.
Not sure about classes in Ncastle? But theres one at gateshead LC I think on Thurs nights - give them a ring to confirm. Good class!
I have classes at Sunderland Uni - presently on Fri nights and sat a/noon at Crowtree LC Sland. But they do not start untill next semester about early oct. Then I will have more details. Metro link is v close to uni.
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Old 08-27-2004, 09:11 AM   #9
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi Pete!
Thanks for all the info. I have the good fortune to train on monday and thursday in Newcastle, and soon tuesdays too, so am set!
I hope to see you at summer schools though. Do you go to these? Next year I am hoping to go to Brussels.
Take care, and good training!
Kate
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Old 08-30-2004, 06:08 AM   #10
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Re: Hello kindred

Hey Kate, if you fancy "varying" your aikido experiance then come down and play with us on a friday night or saturday afternoon, If your interested I'll post when classes start again when I find out, remember were only 20 minutes away on the metro!

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 08-31-2004, 06:06 AM   #11
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi Kate.
Which org do you belong to? You mention summer schools, I used to attend them a few years ago but find it difficult at the moment with training, work and other committments. Remember aikido is about harmony and 'balance' and is not just a martial art, it's principles extend to all areas of life. So remember to balance aikido with the other activities in your life.
Always welcome

PS: There is a w/end course coming up in october at Temple Park Leisure Centre, South Shields,
Terry bayliss, 7th Dan will be lead instructor. Lots of senior instructors + students, very friendly, great fun. More info soon if you are interested.
Peter
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:54 AM   #12
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Re: Hello kindred

"Aikido is about hitting people"

My thoughts entirely Pete!

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 09-01-2004, 03:38 AM   #13
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi Nick,
Thanks for the offer! I am training at the moment on mon and thurs, and am away at the weekends. Shortly to train on tues too, so am really into it now (:
Kate (:
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Old 09-01-2004, 03:40 AM   #14
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi Pete:
I belong to DAN association and train with Sensei Robertson. I really love it, and all the guys. They're great!
Kate (:
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Old 09-01-2004, 03:41 AM   #15
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Re: Hello kindred

Nick,

...with their own attacks? Lol!
Kate
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Old 09-01-2004, 04:29 AM   #16
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Re: Hello kindred

Pete,
you may know DAN as the UKAU, led by Sensei John Emmerson.

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Old 09-01-2004, 04:35 AM   #17
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Re: Hello kindred

Oh yeah, I think you guys have a class down the road from me on a thursday night, been meaning to pop in for some time but you know how things get! Hehe, hitting people with their attacks is a good idea Kate, but It's generally easier, I find, to hit them with your own

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Old 09-01-2004, 05:18 AM   #18
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Re: Hello kindred

Hey Nick,
I am not aggressive, Creature will tell you that! Lol.
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Old 09-01-2004, 06:00 AM   #19
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Re: Hello kindred

Well Kate, Im sure your sempai will sort that out for you

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 09-01-2004, 06:52 AM   #20
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi Kev.
Know Keith well, trained with him for years - your lucky! Trained under Mr E for 6 years got my shodan from him - seems/was an age ago. Moved on.
pete

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Old 09-01-2004, 07:50 AM   #21
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Re: Hello kindred

yeah I thought i recognised your name.

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Old 09-01-2004, 04:54 PM   #22
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Re: Hello kindred

Kate, welcome to the world of aikido. And from someone who is not natural a at ukemi (nick will confirm this) it comes along in time, just be patient. Also as Pete and Nick have said anytime you are near Sunderland on a Friday or Saturday feel free to come along and train with us.
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Old 09-02-2004, 03:33 AM   #23
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi Cleetus,
That's very kind of you! Am feeling a little bit more at ease with Ukemi now, but will keep my username forever!
Kate (:
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Old 09-02-2004, 06:18 AM   #24
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Re: Hello kindred

Glad to hear your easing into ukemi a bit more now, In my experiance it generally becomes the most fun part of training, even when you mess it up just relax and have fun and you'll be good to go.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 09-02-2004, 08:45 AM   #25
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Re: Hello kindred

Hi folks,

Are any of you going to the White Rose course near Leeds coming up? Are there any details on line?
Cheers,

Southern softy,
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