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#127759 - 07/05/04 10:20 PM Is Aikido for me?
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I think I would like to get involved with Aikido. I am 6'3" 300 lbs (mostly muscle...okay maybe a few pounds around the waistline, but in very good shape). I am interested in learning self defense without using my old offensive lineman routine (using mass and strength). Is Aikido for me? Please advise.

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#127760 - 07/06/04 03:14 PM Re: Is Aikido for me?
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If that is what you want, then aikido is a perfect fit. It trains one to not oppose force, but harmonize with it. When you start, be sure to focus first on the stances and footing. Especially for a man of your size, stances are very important. they are your foundation upon which you will build a house of aikido. Make it a good one. Just a suggestion from one student to another.

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#127761 - 07/06/04 04:00 PM Re: Is Aikido for me?
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Sounds good, I went into aikido with a bodybuilding background, its good, you dont need as much flexibility as other arts, but beware, you have a lot of seiza to endure.

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