Insights for new students in Aikido.
If you are coming on our mat,
make sure that you are, not too fat,
and if you really want to win,
make sure that you are, not too thin.
If you want to learn to save,
when joining us, you need be brave.
But also useful, so I hear,
is, never lose, your sense of fear.
Always heed, the teacher wise,
but question what he does advise.
Practise well and peace you’ll gain,
as long as you don’t mind the pain.
Keen students fine, come through the door,
they love it all, they love the floor.
Once gi is bought with stroke of pen,
we won’t be seeing them again.
On my advice, don’t come to blows,
Aikido’s secrets – no one knows.
Strength of gnat or strength of ox,
all Aikido - paradox.