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Creation Date: 01-16-2007 07:42 AM
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In Training My APOLOGIES!!! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #79 New 05-19-2017 02:04 PM
I'd like to start this blog off apologizing in advance. My intention is not to offend anyone or point the finger at anyone, just something I've been focusing on for a while now.

Aikido is a martial art and as one, one of the foundation of it is physical. That means you need to be in shape. I see way to many aikido sensei's that are over weight, that smoke or drink...they get up in front of the class and set the example, and it's not a good one!

On one occasion, I went to a seminar, and the first thing the instructor did after class was to light up a cigarette and invite everyone to drink. I watched an aikido demonstration, on another occasion, the the instructor was just way over weight!

Can you do 100 pushups or a 100 pull ups, jog 3 miles comfortably? Being in shape is a very important factor in our health and in our ability to perform the techniques of Aikido effectively.

If you're not in shape, Aikido is a wonderful tool to get into shape, as long as you're not the teacher...because most of the time they're just walking around telling everyone else what to do...

Consider most importantly your diet. What you eat is very important for overall health. Alcohol consumption, caffeine, sugary foods, these are not your friend.

Please comment below, What are you doing to become healthier, stronger and better at Aikido?
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#1 05-25-2017 05:55 AM
I agree. Aikido is the beginning of a healthy lifestyle. Ron and I eat in a healthy manner. I don't drink any alcohol and Ron has very little. We don't smoke. Ron limits his sugar intake and I don't eat any sugar except naturally occurring. We ride our bikes and walk every day. We also stretch regularly and do ki exercises. It is very important to both of us to be able to uke so we train and teach in every class.
 




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