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Deep thoughts & Directions


So this one took some thinking and a couple of months. Well, actually just 2; as part of my journey in Aikido (and martial arts in general) I feel that this revelation is one that will be a major driving force for the coming years if not for my life. I don’t really know why I’m doing this, but I suppose this aspect of myself has been with me since the day I was born. Additionally I’ve been thinking about the future of this blog; what sort of direction I should take?

Should I be writing about Aikido? My training? The connections between Aikido and other martial arts? How my personal life has been affected by my training?…And other goody stuff. 

I wanted to share about a revelation that a psychiatrist made about me a month ago. The news that I went undiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder as a child wasn’t easy to take, but at the same time it was a relief. I’ve suspected this for over a decade due to a lot of things that have happened in the past. Something like this might be too much for some viewers, but I wanted to test the waters out first. Would anybody mind me including this aspect in my martial arts ramblings? For those of you unfamiliar to ADD, here’s a site that gives the juste .

Till next time ladies and gents!

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6 thoughts on “Deep thoughts & Directions

  1. This is YOUR blog about your life and yourself..
    I do not think you should ask others, just yourself..

    I hope you will write about that too, I prefer to read about you, your experience and how you live it in your life and Aikido life than reading a scientific paper..

    I am biased though.. I write almost everything in my blog.. like last posts about an equally not so happy discover in my life as well..
    I’m 39 and officially (since yesterday) suffering of rheumatoid arthritis and fearing when and how I will be able to go back to practice normally…

    Anyway, whatever you’ll write, I’m going read it with interest!

    Take care!!!

  2. I pretty much write about everything in my blog–for better or for worse! I would be interested in reading about how your training in aikido affects your ADD and vice versa. I train with someone with ADD, have a daughter who has been diagnosed, and co-teach in the kids’ program where we have a few kids with ADD. The parents specifically want to see how martial arts training can help their kids. I have found it very helpful, and would love to hear your story.

  3. It depends on where your journey is headed! Continue with aikido? Aikido and maybe dabble in a second MA? Pick a new martial art altogether?

    I’m biased but would love to see you do the second choice. There is a downside to being too much of a MA drifter (i.e. me) but the upside is the martial connections you start to make. One example: Trying other arts has made me appreciate what taekwondo is good at and where it is weak.

    Regardless, keep writing!

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