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Toby Bazarnick
05-05-2009, 09:41 AM
Here's a $64,000 Question about aikido, time and space:

"How far do you go to train at your aikido dojo?"

Click Here to take survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=N0vnc3dw3nXPp79bVlSwZg_3d_3d)

This survey is:
- fast; 45 seconds (average)
- anonymous; you don't leave your email
- useful because the results from all the respondents will be posted in exactly 6 days

Thanks for your responses!

akiy
05-05-2009, 11:24 AM
Here is a poll that I took on a similar topic that I took a while back:

How long does it take to get to your aikido dojo from home? - 2/22/2003
http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=153

-- Jun

Mark Uttech
05-05-2009, 11:36 AM
Onegaishimasu. When Aikido first came to the U.S. in the 60's and 70's, there were folks who thought nothing of driving 3 hours one way to practice 2-3 times a week.
In gassho,

Mark

Toby Bazarnick
05-05-2009, 11:38 AM
Thanks Jun - I could not find any info in the forums.

This 45 second, 9 question anonymous survey goes *a lot* deeper than how far people travel to get to class. (Taps into Mark's above point.)

29 responses in a one hour has shown some very interesting data - my wife is a PhD researcher - she and I will give a summary of the results in 6 days.

Thanks to all who have replied so far!

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With Aikido, Can You Go Too Far?!

Here's a $64,000 Question about aikido, time and space:

"For a Commute to Aikido Class, Exactly How Far Is Too Far?"

Click Here to take survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=N0vnc3dw3nXPp79bVlSwZg_3d_3d)

This survey is:
- fast; 45 seconds (average)
- anonymous; you don't leave your email
- useful because the results from all the respondents will be posted in exactly 6 days

Marie Noelle Fequiere
05-05-2009, 02:11 PM
I think that another important question is traffic. What kind of traffic do you face on the way to the dojo?
I live about midway between work and the dojo. On Wednesday and Friday, I go to class after work, and traffic varies with the school year. On a school day, it can easily take me an hour or a bit more to reach the dojo. Sometimes, the traffic is so bad that I don't even bother to dress for the class. I just watch what's left of it, and afterwards, I ask what I've missed. When there is no school, about forty minutes.
On Saturday and Sunday, class is at seven am. Traffic is still shy at this time of the day during the weekend, and I reach the dojo in fifteen minutes.

seank
05-05-2009, 08:38 PM
I think that another important question is traffic. What kind of traffic do you face on the way to the dojo?


Thats a good point. If we have classes during school time, I would triple or perhaps quadruple the amount of time it takes... it reflects the added volume of traffic but also school zone where you are compelled to slow down (the speed limit drops from 60km/h (37mph) to 40km/h (24mph) during school times).

Toby Bazarnick
05-06-2009, 02:59 AM
A lot of people think "too far" isn't miles/km or time - may be more of both, mixed with the idea of "what is too far".

This survey gets at commutes during weekday & weekend classes, both AM & PM. The results just might change how you think about what's "too far"!

In the past 18 hours, 65 members took this anonymous, 9 question survey.

Thanks to everyone who's helped out and to those who will donate their time!

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"For a Commute to Aikido Class, Exactly How Far Is Too Far?"

Click Here to take survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=N0vnc3dw3nXPp79bVlSwZg_3d_3d)

This survey is:
- fast; 45 seconds (average)
- anonymous; you don't leave your email
- useful because the results from all the respondents will be posted in exactly 5 days

Thanks for your telling us about your experiences with your 45 seconds!

Toby

P.S. The data will be interpreted by a PhD researcher and delivered to you in 5 days. Subscribe to the thread, or look for the update, if you'd like to know when they will be posted.

Toby Bazarnick
05-08-2009, 05:22 AM
3 more days before the report is published!

________________________________________________

"For a Commute to Aikido Class, Exactly How Far Is Too Far?"

Click Here to Take the Survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=N0vnc3dw3nXPp79bVlSwZg_3d_3d)

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So far 100 members took this anonymous, 9 question survey.

Thanks to all so far and to those who will take the survey.

Toby

Toby Bazarnick
05-08-2009, 08:32 AM
The previous links will not work because it's a free service that shuts off after 100 responses.

Here's the same exact survey with a new link:

Click Here to Take the Survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=GUifLGdHhbb3yOgUxSmvKw_3d_3d)

Toby Bazarnick
05-11-2009, 02:39 PM
Ok, here are the survey results (http://shobuaikido.ning.com/profiles/blogs/results-of-the-online-survey) as promised:

Thanks to the 129 people who participated and others who helped out in the creation and analysis!

Arashi Kumomura
05-11-2009, 11:57 PM
Pretty interesting information collected there. I'm surprised to fall under some of the more uncommon demographics (and how far some people go to train).