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abraxis
05-29-2011, 08:24 PM
This thread is an open invitation for aikidoka to contribute to a shared vision statement for aikido's future. If you wish, make your contribution as brief, as personal, or as local as you wish. E.g. say what you would like to see yourself doing in your own dojo in the years ahead. Or, be global and include what you would like to see in aikido dojos around the globe for many years to come. If you want training of a particular kind to be added or emphasized or eliminated include that. If your hope is for aikido to change it's ranking system, blend different styles, create a more competitive atmosphere or return to an earlier way of doing things feel free to suggest those things as you see fit. If your vision is for a more spiritual or religious path in aikido's future please make that your statement or a part of it as well.

While it is preferable to state a vision for the future in positive and even inspirational terms you may choose to include statements about things or activities you would like to see changed or excluded. However, please try to avoid a negative emphasis or a negative outlook for the future of aikido as much as you possibly can.

Again, your recommendation can be as brief as you like or as lengthy as this forum will permit. Below are a few links that might be helpful.

http://www.nsba.org/sbot/toolkit/cav.html
http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessplanning/g/visionstatement.htm
http://www.skills2lead.com/sample-vision-statements.html
http://www.timethoughts.com/goalsetting/vision-statements.htm
http://www.best-of-time-management.com/vision-statement.htm

graham christian
05-30-2011, 09:54 AM
This thread is an open invitation for aikidoka to contribute to a shared vision statement for aikido's future. If you wish, make your contribution as brief, as personal, or as local as you wish. E.g. say what you would like to see yourself doing in your own dojo in the years ahead. Or, be global and include what you would like to see in aikido dojos around the globe for many years to come. If you want training of a particular kind to be added or emphasized or eliminated include that. If your hope is for aikido to change it's ranking system, blend different styles, create a more competitive atmosphere or return to an earlier way of doing things feel free to suggest those things as you see fit. If your vision is for a more spiritual or religious path in aikido's future please make that your statement or a part of it as well.

While it is preferable to state a vision for the future in positive and even inspirational terms you may choose to include statements about things or activities you would like to see changed or excluded. However, please try to avoid a negative emphasis or a negative outlook for the future of aikido as much as you possibly can.

Again, your recommendation can be as brief as you like or as lengthy as this forum will permit. Below are a few links that might be helpful.

http://www.nsba.org/sbot/toolkit/cav.html
http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessplanning/g/visionstatement.htm
http://www.skills2lead.com/sample-vision-statements.html
http://www.timethoughts.com/goalsetting/vision-statements.htm
http://www.best-of-time-management.com/vision-statement.htm

Yes, a nice simplistic one. People of the Aikido community and especially organizations understanding the principles of Aikido better and when that happens then they will create a more harmonious vision and scene.

Regards.G.

abraxis
05-30-2011, 09:57 AM
Some vision statements collected at http://www.skills2lead.com/sample-vision-statements.html

Avon:
To be the company that best understands and satisfies the product, service and self-fulfillment needs of women - globally.

Honda
1970: We will destroy Yamaha
Current: To Be a Company that Our Shareholders, Customers and Society Want

Nike
1960s: Crush Adidas
Current: To Bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world

abraxis
05-30-2011, 10:05 AM
Yes, a nice simplistic one. People of the Aikido community and especially organizations understanding the principles of Aikido better and when that happens then they will create a more harmonious vision and scene.
Regards.G.

G.-
Was typing when you posted, your statement is quite positive and inspirational--unlike the early Honda and Nike statements. :)
-RT

abraxis
05-30-2011, 11:11 AM
Then there's this as a reason behind this thread...

"Where there is no vision, the people perish."
~Proverbs 29:1

Mary Eastland
05-30-2011, 02:48 PM
I have a vison of Aikido as I undertstand it. That Ron and I will continue to train together and with our students until we pass.
That we will continue to grow and learn about ourselves and this art.
Mary

abraxis
05-30-2011, 02:53 PM
I have a vison of Aikido as I undertstand it. That Ron and I will continue to train together and with our students until we pass.
That we will continue to grow and learn about ourselves and this art.
Mary

May you do so with great joy for many decades to come.

lbb
05-30-2011, 06:07 PM
Then there's this as a reason behind this thread...

"Where there is no vision, the people perish."
~Proverbs 29:1

If their life depends on aikido, I expect they do.

abraxis
05-31-2011, 09:29 PM
Found in the thread: "Do We Need To Invent A New Training? Yes/No/Maybe/How?"

...ASU, some of Imaizuma's people, Shirata's people, Birankai teachers, Shihan in the USAF, Ki society, Daito ryu people, four different Koryu and ICMA, joining with MMA people...and all chasing one thing...Were not inventing a new training, we are in hot pursuit of an old one that actually worked...

abraxis
05-31-2011, 09:47 PM
Found in the Column: "Legacy and the Founder"

...."It must be our firm resolution to then carry on the ongoing search for the real and complete O Sensei and his legacy. Perhaps in this way, we can inspire and encourage successive generations to do the same when their time comes due." Francis Takahashi, 01-21-2011

abraxis
06-01-2011, 11:06 AM
Found in the column: Economy

"Let's work together to do something unprecedented in human history. Let's make our lifetimes the time when everything changed, and everything got better." Ross Robertson, 01-21-2011

lbb
06-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Are those your visions, Rudy?

abraxis
06-01-2011, 02:48 PM
Are those your visions, Rudy?

Which ones do you mean, Mary?

SeiserL
06-01-2011, 04:58 PM
Yes, I have a vision for "my" future in aikido, to keep practicing.

I have no vision for aikido collectively.

abraxis
06-01-2011, 05:21 PM
Yes, I have a vision for "my" future in aikido, to keep practicing...

Thanks for your reply, Lynn. To "keep practicing" is positive and future oriented just as a vision statement should be and it is a truly great example of brevity as well. It is made even more relevant to me at this very moment as tornado cells have been passing through our area and we rarely see any tornado activity.

Enjoy your practice,

Rudy

abraxis
06-02-2011, 09:09 AM
Thanks for your reply, Lynn. To "keep practicing" is positive and future oriented just as a vision statement should be and it is a truly great example of brevity as well. It is made even more relevant to me at this very moment as tornado cells have been passing through our area and we rarely see any tornado activity. Enjoy your practice, Rudy

The morning after the above reply to Lynn Seiser's post finds tragedy in many communities throughout western Massachusetts with more than a few places looking like they've been devastated by war.

I still don't know yet how our dojo did but it was very close to the path of one of the tornadoes if not actually in it. Fortunately, I think, there weren't classes scheduled yesterday evening when atmospheric conditions in the area went berserk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPZRJ9N1LqA).

With this recent experience in mind, and following the lead of many others who have expressed vision statements either for their own personal futures or the future of aikido globally, I"m thinking my own personal vision statement is likely to be:

To keep practicing in peace and harmony with my environment and the people around me.

Best regards,

R.Ternbach

jester
06-02-2011, 09:26 AM
Yes, I have a vision for "my" future in aikido, to keep practicing.

I have no vision for aikido collectively.

Well said!
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DH
06-02-2011, 09:40 AM
The morning after the above reply to Lynn Seiser's post finds tragedy in many communities throughout western Massachusetts with more than a few places looking like they've been devastated by war.

I still don't know yet how our dojo did but it was very close to the path of one of the tornadoes if not actually in it. Fortunately, I think, there weren't classes scheduled yesterday evening when atmospheric conditions in the area went berserk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPZRJ9N1LqA).

With this recent experience in mind, and following the lead of many others who have expressed vision statements either for their own personal futures or the future of aikido globally, I"m thinking my own personal vision statement is likely to be:

To keep practicing in peace and harmony with my environment and the people around me.

Best regards,

R.Ternbach
I pm'd Mary Eastland this morning. It appears they formed after her area and lifted six miles before my door step.
Dan

Allen Beebe
06-02-2011, 10:21 AM
I pm'd Mary Eastland this morning. It appears they formed after her area and lifted six miles before my door step.
Dan

Thanks for the check in. I'm glad to hear that you two are safe and very sorry to hear about those not so fortunate.

Janet Rosen
06-02-2011, 10:56 AM
I pm'd Mary Eastland this morning. It appears they formed after her area and lifted six miles before my door step.
Dan

See what happens when you extend ki? :D
Seriously....glad folks are ok....

abraxis
06-02-2011, 10:59 AM
Are those your visions, Rudy?

Mary,

To better answer your question, now that I've thought a little bit more about it, my vision is:

To keep practicing in peace and harmony with my environment and the people around me in a way which promotes a brighter future for Aikido globally.

Regards,

R.Ternbach

phitruong
06-03-2011, 10:54 AM
aikido vision -

now: to crush MMA with the help of Seagal
future (after crushed MMA or folks tired of MMA and Seagal): to show the world that aikido is a true budo with loving protection, harmonious, and other stuffs.
further future, which is the future after the previous future past: to crush and annihilate the various reality TV shows (aren't we suppose to get away from reality when we watch TV. if we want reality, we would have focus on our lives.)

please join me to promote such vision of aikido :D

abraxis
06-03-2011, 11:06 AM
aikido vision -

now: to crush MMA with the help of Seagal
future (after crushed MMA or folks tired of MMA and Seagal): to show the world that aikido is a true budo with loving protection, harmonious, and other stuffs.
further future, which is the future after the previous future past: to crush and annihilate the various reality TV shows (aren't we suppose to get away from reality when we watch TV. if we want reality, we would have focus on our lives.)

please join me to promote such vision of aikido :D

:D ROFLMFAO:D

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jester
06-03-2011, 01:43 PM
Can we please crush the reality TV shows first??? :D

aikido vision -

now: to crush MMA with the help of Seagal
future (after crushed MMA or folks tired of MMA and Seagal): to show the world that aikido is a true budo with loving protection, harmonious, and other stuffs.
further future, which is the future after the previous future past: to crush and annihilate the various reality TV shows (aren't we suppose to get away from reality when we watch TV. if we want reality, we would have focus on our lives.)

please join me to promote such vision of aikido :D