I was looking for Aikido information on working with beginners. Wanting to help new members decide to stick with it, not just to try it for a month or two and then fade away, I was looking for information about what other dojos and other styles have discovered. I found some posts and information on the AikiWeb forums. Then I found this post written by Nev Sagiba Sensei and got caught reading it and some of his other posts. A quick search will show you how prolific he is and how many Aikido related columns he has written.
His Tips for Timid Beginners post led me to create this, which I am posting with his permission. We are all beginners and can use a reminder about what it means to bow onto the mat and practice.
As always, click the image to enlarge.