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12-31-2006, 01:30 AM
AikiWeb Poll for the week of December 31, 2006:

How much progress do you think you made in aikido in 2006?

I don't do aikido
A lot
A little
Not much
Not at all

Here are the current results (http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=357).

12-31-2006, 09:40 AM
I kept training.
That was the goal.
Not sure of the progress, if any.

Kevin Leavitt
12-31-2006, 10:02 AM
Mentally and spiritually, some growth. Hard to measure, but I think I understand slightly better!

Physically and technically....maybe a little, but doubt it was much as I cannot practice my aikido much these days!

Happy Neu Jahr!

Karen Wolek
12-31-2006, 12:22 PM
Oh man. TONS of progress! I'm taking my 1st kyu test in a week or so (I think), so I think this past year has been a year of progress. Even though sometimes I thought I was on a plateau, I was still learning. I sill have a long way to go, but I'm still amazed at how far I've come so far.

01-01-2007, 10:12 PM
I kept training.
That was the goal.
Not sure of the progress, if any.

Thanks for replying Lynn .

Ditto :D :confused:


01-02-2007, 12:38 AM
Physically degraded... haven't been training regularly for 2 years... just restarted...

Mentally... improved... as in the understanding of the art. Since I was unable to practice physically at the dojo, I practice implementing Aikido in daily life. I also had a number of discussions with fellow practitioners on teh subject matter.

Spiritually degraded compared to 3 years ago. I went against my ideals and principles, being a hypocrite on numerous occasions, some of them were quite serious. But, I'm learning from this and hopefully I could become better.

Well, life has its ups and downs... but how we deal with it is what really matters...

01-03-2007, 08:40 AM
Thalib - you sound like you reached a level, then were challenged in it. That is progress!

I progressed tremendously in defeating my own stupid arrogance. I have not mastered myself as I thought - I need psychological counseling - again.

Aikido helped me get to the center of the onion of my emotional injuries. I have worked very hard on facing myself for the past three years, with aikido at the center of my path. I hoped to be done soon, but my reward is that I need more hard work to continue healing.

Aikido is about healing for me, so I progressed well, and have a long way to go.


Mark Uttech
01-04-2007, 10:23 PM
I began to see aikido levels that I never knew were there. i watched five shodan tests in Chicago and then wondered how the nidans would match those tests. But match them, they did. I had never seen levels so exposed before, so I have to admit there is progress even in the ability to see, to recognize.

In gassho,