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Mary Eastland's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 08-29-2009 04:57 AM
Mary Eastland
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In General Question: Is Aikido ever emotionally painful? Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #50 New 06-27-2016 06:40 PM
Is aikido ever emotionally painful?


Yes, sometimes so much so that I want to cut and run. But I stay because that is that I was taught to do and that is what I teach others to do. Our dojo is a safe place to meet your self. Sometimes I don't like what I find. I can stay anyway. The next uke attacks and I throw. When it is my turn to attack, I do and I receive the throw. My mind gets quieted through the practice. My attention to others relieves me of my self-centered fears and self-doubt. Regard for others always helps me come back to what is important. For me what is important is the safety of the space, the constancy of training and the peace that comes from mind-full attention.
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#1 07-19-2016 04:40 AM
Cromwell Says:
Oh yes. Every time we don't get the technique, We feel disappointed. Every time I get 'good' from Sensei, I feel that I learned and did something right. Every time I stepped on the mat when I was an Uchi Deshi I Iwama, I felt fear. That fear I was real. Every time there's Jiu waza or Randori, I feel I touch of panic. Three people are attacking. The best emotions come, when I train with my 5 year old daughter. I am so proud her ukemi. I am so proud of her kiai.

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