I Study Aikido

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

    Aiki-Jujutsu, Good Times!

    I started practicing Aiki in '99. For almost 4 yrs straight, 3 days a week, 2hrs each day, I practiced. I like the art because of the fact it makes you use your mind, more of a mental art than a martial one. Pure physics, plain and simple. No meeting of force against force...
    lactose lactose
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 18, 2013

    it is one of my dreams to master aikido ,

    I have always wanted to learn since I was a child watching Steven segal movies lol i plan to join a class soon:)
    m3ll3900 m3ll3900
    22-25, F
    May 15, 2015

    Aikido Camp!

    I am going to aikido camp this Saturday, and I can't wait. I just got my blue belt, so my partners won't attack me in ridiculous slow-motion like last year. My boyfriend is going to be testing for third dan, our sensei told him he was ready. His bokan kata's look really tight...
    KayKai KayKai
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2012

    Sensei Remembered Me

    I was pleasantly shocked.  As I entered the dojo, many years separated from my brief time as an akidoka, sensei recognized me.  It was a nice visit and we go back Saturday.  I am very eager!!
    mikoren mikoren
    Jan 7, 2009

    Ready to Start

    I am excited!  We are ready to re-enter the dojo. Years ago I studied Aikido briefly and loved it.  Unfortunately I could not afford to continue my studies and had to stop.  Now the whole family is ready to go. Tomorrow we go to meet with Sensei and sit in...
    mikoren mikoren
    Jan 5, 2009

    Teaching Assistant!

    Starting October 10th I'm going to be a teaching assistant for the kids class! I'm so excited. My Sensei has been so generous, and aikido is such a huge important part of my life. I have been working out and watching my weight, as well as eating right to be a more athletic...
    KayKai KayKai
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 3, 2012

    My Path

    I started training in Aikido in 1980 when I found there must be more to life as life, or rather peoples views on it, didn't make sense to me and the only thing which did was chi or ki.So I found a teacher and I was off and running. My life changed at that point.The challenge of...
    humbolgee humbolgee
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Jan 10, 2010

    My Ongoing Aikido Journey

    When I was a kid, I wasn't much into athletics at all. I downright hated sports in school and opted out, choosing to read books instead. In general, I was non-confrontational and peace loving. As time went on and I became a teenager, I started really loving martial arts movies...
    AikidoPony AikidoPony
    36-40, F
    Jul 22, 2013

    Aikido and Yielding

    Aikido is teaching me many things about myself, but the biggest right now is my resistance. To everything. I'm seeing more and more ways I hang on to people, places, and things almost constantly. I tell myself I need to talk to a person I shouldn't...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2009
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