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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.