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04-03-2006, 08:43 AM
AikiWeb Poll for the week of April 2, 2006:

How inspiring is your aikido instructor's teachings these days?

I don't do aikido
I am not doing aikido right now
Extremely inspiring
Very inspiring
Somewhat inspiring
Not very inspiring
Not at all inspiring

Here are the current results (http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=318).

04-03-2006, 01:16 PM
3 times a week, still does it for me.

Lyle Bogin
04-03-2006, 04:53 PM
If I wasn't impressed, I'd move on :).

Michael O'Brien
04-03-2006, 06:55 PM
If I wasn't impressed, I'd move on :).
Is there a difference between impressive and inspiring though?

For instance, when I first started taking TKD many years ago it was impressive to see my Sensei do a flying side kick 6-7 feet off the ground and seemingly stay in the air forever.

However, it was inspiring when he convinced me that with the proper training that I could do the same thing.

04-04-2006, 08:29 AM
very inspired.

If the student is extremely skilled, she gets that level of training. If the student is new, and can't remember technique names during practice tests - and gets mouthy with Sensei - Sensei calmly asks the question again.

Students get exactly what they need with humor and humility where you would expect ego and hubris to be!!


Jennifer Grahn
04-06-2006, 04:04 PM
very inspiring, as usual! sensei's energy and dedication to the artform makes me feel dedicated too. there's always so much more to learn, and so many layers of practice--the practice seems to grow more challenging, inspiring, and enriching, the farther you go.
PS i actually voted, "i'm not doing aikido right now"... if that option is on every poll, it'll be very easy to know what to answer--unless i take my computer to the dojo! :p