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Misguided ramblings Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 07-14-2007 04:40 PM
Possibly an endless train of possibly Aikido related thought.
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  #88 New 06-09-2011 06:07 PM
You know, I really don't know where I'm going with this Aikido thing. I'm approaching dan grade with total indifference. Well, that's not entirely true; this assistant instructor thing is frankly annoying.

It's so much hassel and that would be fine if I could see some kind of point to it but the fact is that on good night we have three people on the mat including myself. This will change and everything but even so it's looking at being 170 and lots of time on top of the couple of hundred that summer school will cost.

I hate summer school; I'm not one of these people who really enjoy camping out and doing not much but Aikido for a week, frankly that sounds like a nightmare, which is why I don't go. Three days out in the wilderness living off rat packs and purifying my own water while yomping all over the place, sure.
Four days stuck in one place with nothing to do but train, bearing in mind that I get bored of Aikido after about two hours, nah.

I suppose I don't see much point in it all at the moment. I don't see where I'm going with this. It seems like lots of pointless demands are being made on me or I'm being pushed in directions that I don't really want to go and it's kinda expensive when you're a dirt poor student.
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RSS Feed 3 Responses to "Frustrations"
#3 06-11-2011 01:51 AM
Diana Frese Says:
Now you've really got me curious. I've read a few entries, but now I'm going back to study them. If you're a student, it's a great age to be practicing and in a small dojo you can watch it build up if you have the patience! And thanks for being honest about your feelings.
#2 06-10-2011 10:15 AM
If you get bored of aikido so quickly, I wonder why your instructor made you an assistant...have you spoken with him/her about your lack of enthusiasm/money?
#1 06-10-2011 01:24 AM
guest1234567 Says:
Hi Alex, I think you should change your attitude and start seeing things differently, I'm sorry to be so sincere but in your actual mood you are not going anywhere. There are lots of studens poor like you enjoying their life, it is a view thing, it you start to see things in a positive way everything will change to positive, just try it If you have a minute please read this the traveler, thanks

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