1st Kyu

I was recently honored by the opportunity to test for 1st Kyu – in front of not only my teachers but by their teacher, Demko Sensei. This test was very different than any of the ones previously in that I had very little tension or anxiety! That was very strange for me. Maybe it had…

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Reflecting upon my first Aikido Seminar

Reflecting upon my first Aikido seminar┬áthat first thing that came to mind was how refreshingly familiar the experience was. I enjoyed the way class was conducted, it was similar to how we practice in our own dojo. I enjoyed working with other students and learning their thought processes and how they execute certain moves. Everyone…