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RiaNi no Aiki Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 03-09-2007 03:33 AM
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aiki in my daily life
[a little blog of aiki-struggler]
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In Training Our Techniques = Our Character? Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #2 New 03-22-2007 01:40 AM
Two days ago I had my aikido practise as usual. Because I had to do my mid-term tests, I couldn't join any practise last week. Long time with no practise, my body gets clumsy [well, you're absolutely right, O-sensei... keiko [training] is a-must! ] A waza I practised that day is shomen-uchi irimi nage, together with two of my sempai: Sempai F and Sempai I.

With sempai I, I can execute irimi nage well without trouble. But with sempai F, I don't know why I can't. When he [sempai F] execute shomen-uchi, I just resisted. Our Ki was going into collision that caused my hand got hurt so much. Unlucky me, it happened many times until he got peevish.

"What are you doing?" he said. "Don't think too much about the technique. Look at my Ki, feel where my Ki will go."

"Okay," I said.

But it's not working. I just resisted again.

"Hey, don't resist me. It'll make your body get hurt," he said again. "Don't look at my hand, but at my eyes, make an eye contact that'll make musubi. Put your center tightly so that you can feel my Ki."

Well, it didn't work.

I said to sempai F, "I think I had executed the technique well."

"You know what?" he asked. "Your eyes are telling me that you are afraid. You're just eschewing from me."

Eschewing? Afraid?

That two words really hit my mind. Seems like he was trying to say that I'm so afraid to face the bitter truth of my life and eschewing it. Do not run from life's troubles. Aikido is not about run or eschewing problems [uchi]; you have to face them with courage. Receive those problems, then resolve them well.

Is it true that our techniques reflect our characters?
If our body contains aiki and do aikido to practise it, I guess it is true. One thing I know for sure, I must practise aikido more than now.
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#2 11-02-2008 09:55 PM
Harm-ony Says:
I remembered that O'sensei told us not to look at teh opponent's eyes and the opponent's weapons, they absorb your Ki...... is that correct??? Peace and Love, unisba aikido club bandung
#1 04-18-2007 07:20 AM
our techniques reveal our character , our path of character refinement is revealed in our techique. whatever you evaluate your character as, I'm positive the reflection of aiki will be truthful and workable. If your sempai is difficult for you to comprehend, remember he is also on the same path of refinement. Don't get too pissed. We're all just working, wether we know it or not, on the same 'train track'. honest entry. thank you.
 




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