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05-27-2008, 01:40 PM
AikiWeb Poll for the week of May 18, 2008:

How much emotions do you show during your aikido classes?

I don't do aikido
A lot
Some
A little
Not much
None


Here are the current results (http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=425).

Cast your vote at the top right of this page (http://www.aikiweb.com).

Chuck Clark
05-27-2008, 10:37 PM
Whatever is appropriate.

Nafis Zahir
05-28-2008, 12:12 AM
Not much. Too busy concentrating.

Buck
05-28-2008, 11:04 PM
I put none. It was hard to learn to be serious during the whole time in class and not show emotion. But, it is very important to my concentration and it communicates to all that I am focused. It is, I think a part of my training to show no emotion and not to be overtaken by my own emotions.

A poker face is a good thing. I don't want to send the wrong message to people if they don't read my emotion or reasons for emotion. I find showing no emotion is a safe way to go me.

Karen Wolek
05-29-2008, 02:26 PM
I have whatever the opposite of "poker face" is. And sometimes it is not a good thing.

Sometimes I think I show emotions too much, and a lot of times my expression is completely misread.

Bronson
05-29-2008, 02:38 PM
I don't try to keep any other affect than my normal one. I don't train with any other mind than my regular daily mind as that is the one I usually have with me :D

Bronson

Lan Powers
05-29-2008, 03:04 PM
Joyfull, laughing, but focused.

Nothing beats the *zing when it falls into place (occaisionally)

Ron Tisdale
05-29-2008, 03:17 PM
Depends on where I am training. Some places are serious in demeanor, others are more open.

So far, I enjoy both modes, each in their own places.

Best,
Ron (though sometimes I do get a strange look if I burst out laughing or get too enthusiastic in a YoshinOrc(tm) dojo... :D For some reason, I get a strange look when too serious in other dojo! ;))

Rolf Granlund
05-31-2008, 10:40 AM
If I get thrown well or experience a really good lock or manipulation I have a tendency to laugh out loud. I suppose it's better than crying from the pain.