My name is Yevgeni Lechtman, but all my friends call me Jenya
I am a highschool student in the 11th grade and im 17 years old.
I was born in Russia and in 1991 I came to Israel, and this is where I am now.
How I started doing AIKIDO?
Actually I was interested in Tai Chi and was looking for a plce to practice it. My friend was doing AIKIDO for some months now and told me that I can come to try it. I came and I just fell in love. Since that day I have been doing AIKIDO for a year now. It is going very well for me and it is just amazing.
Most of you probably practice AIKIDO Aikikai, but I practice AIKIDO Kokikai, its a bit different.
At the begining I thought that I would prefer doing Aikikai because it is more widespread and it is O-sensei's AIKIDO, and who doesnt want to do O-sensei's AIKIDO?!
As always I wanted to go with the mainstram.
I tried the closest Aikikai club and it wasnt it. Im not saying anything about the technices but the enviornment, I didnt like like, I didnt feel good there while in my Kokikai club I felt very good, I admired the instructors and I loved every minute of my training there. I decited to train in a place that I feel good in, no matter of the style that that is thaught there....always.
And after a while I even sterted to love Kokikai and to understand its strong and weak points.
I intend on start learning IAIDO and Kenjitsu\Kendo in a while.
I love AIKIDO very much and I hope to learn a lot frot the information in this forum and its members.
thank you very much
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