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Onegai Shimasu Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 03-09-2009 02:46 PM
Franklin Newby
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Status: Public
Entries: 11
Comments: 3
Views: 36,196

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Observations: Frank! There is a different feeling in the "I'm gonna get you" kind of t...
08-27-2009 09:27 AM
Off the line...off the mat: I hear that! I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for your comment : )
05-29-2009 04:01 PM
Off the line...off the mat: Plenty, and some of them get together with others to find out. Other aikid...
05-27-2009 12:52 PM
In General Practicing while asleep Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #8 New 05-25-2009 01:59 PM
I absolutely love dreams. The vivid, strange and hyper-real scenes that play out during dreaming are astounding. I've studied lucidity both in waking life and while dreaming and know all about the rewards it can offer one while asleep. I truly believe that lucid dreaming is one of the top ten most exciting things to discover in one's life.

During those lucid moments I've often tried aikido. Sometimes I'm attacked by multiple people, sometimes only one but invariably the excitement of the moment takes over, the lucidity wears off and I lose the connection to real-world physics.

Responses to attacks that started off solid and true to technique begin to take on the bizarre physical properties of dreamscapes.
I usually end up windmilling an attacker around like an olympian hammer thrower and tossing them through the air into buildings, obliterating anything they crash into.
My aikido fades into a wild superhero brawl that even Neo would be jealous of.

I've found that if I relax and stay calm during these moments, I can retain the proper form and technique within the dream for much longer.

It's interesting to me that the goal of an aikido practitioner to remain calm during an assault also applies to the rules within the dreamworld. When you dont, things start to spiral out of control...
...or maybe I'm just looking too deep into it.
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