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I have been traing trought school and somewhat at Northcoast since January. I have the same teacher at school that teaches on wendasdays at dojo.
Very diffent expernces in the class room vs dojo, even in how she teaches. Thow it was intresting seeing that last night she too was having to work on lurning how the teacher wanted it done, even thow she has tranded with him for a long time and s black belt. I am always , intregured when I see people whom I think to be so much better then me at my level or in some cases below me.
This may because I used being behind, but this might be an odd reson for liking aikido, but none the less it is one. I like that everyone is teacher and everyone is student. While it is ture as far as basics go , the higher leverl or more time do have a better grasps one teques, but at the same time they are still lurning. I know I asked my sisay here ( the one whom teaches at my school) a question and she like you know I not sure , then the sisiasay aof the dojo answered it latter. she turned to me and siad thankyou, I was conufused on that too but was not sure that was what I was confused. I did not ask but she did ask him , itial for me , then I gess for her self.
I went to class last night tought by sisay Reed. I was trying to figure out what it was that he showed or what it was my partener just showed me he showed. He says " you cant jsut do anything you watnt , you have to do what I showed you!" which ofcourse put me on defense, becaue its like what exactly is it you think I am trying to do? ( i was kinda stresed before , so it may have just been a breeking point, but I kinda wanted to cry with frustrution, but stoped my self , and lessoned insted) he then went on to try to explan agin what he was saying. I tryed relly hard to lesson, then I gess i did what I was suposed to. He stoped and turns me and is like "are you ok?"I nond he says"you look like you seen a gost"( I think it might have been the mixed filling I fightign to keep on the back burnner.) latter on he helped me aging with something, and his coment was ""you actuly do relly well, you just prended like you dont"which confused me not sure if it was complement or like a slap in the but, to get steep up my game and do better.
Overall I lurned alot! He also told us that offten whe someone new comes into the dojo we gravate to someone we know to avoid them, but relly we should truen to the perspon next to us and relise that the are energy and deserve our respect. We should thank them for donationg there boday to us to use and that they are brave for walking up those sepst and attemign moves that scary.