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Old 08-15-2005, 09:35 AM   #1
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New California Student

Hello! My name is Jennifer and I am new to both Aikido and these forums.

I am the 29-year-old mother of two from California. I first learned about Aikido when I was a teenager and found the whole concept very fascinating, but the opportunity to learn just never came up.

I moved to this town (Claremont) about a year and a half ago, and recently learned about an Aikido dojo just a couple miles away. I was pregnant at the time but after I gave birth to my second child and recovered from the subsequent c-section, I signed up for the next available beginner's class (which the dojo offers on 8 week rotations.)

I am 6 weeks into the class and am enjoying it immensely. I plan to sign up with the dojo and take early morning Aikido twice a week after the beginner class is complete, and my husband will be taking the next beginner course. I also have a fantasy about someday getting my daughters involved. They are currently aged 3 years and 3 months - the dojo offers a playful children's class starting at 5 years old.
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:37 AM   #2
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Hi Jennifer,

Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.

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Old 08-15-2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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Jenn,
I'm glad you can start training in aikido! It's definitely made some positive changes in my life, and I hope it's rewarding for you too. Good luck with your future training!
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