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09-24-2006, 01:30 AM
AikiWeb Poll for the week of September 24, 2006:

How often should one "push and persevere" physically in aikido?

I don't do aikido
Always
Often
Sometimes
Seldom
Never


Here are the current results (http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=342).

Rachel Strickman
09-24-2006, 10:00 AM
It depends if you mean endurance wise, or against pain from your joints. Pushing endurance is good, but forcing your joints is a BAD IDEA no matter how old you are. Strained shoulder+ office job+ no health insurance = weeks of pain.

Mark Uttech
09-25-2006, 04:55 AM
I don't think it is implied to endure pain, but to find a way to practice. When pain becomes a constant reminder, it is best to pause and find another movement.

In gassho,
Mark

Simbo
09-25-2006, 10:15 PM
I read that as in, muscle through a technique. Kinda funny how many ways to read a "simple" sentence.

Gwion
09-26-2006, 02:28 AM
it's a pretty ambiguous sentence.
do they mean, push mentally? push physically? are they talking vaguely, as in, "I was practicing 5 times a week and decided to push and persevere though I thought it was a bit much" or as in, "We were doing this super nasty breakfall and I'm 80 with brittle hips, but I decided to push and persevere"


I have a vote of no confidence in this poll.