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I have been traing trought school and somewhat at Northcoast since January. I have the same teacher at school that teaches on wendasdays at dojo.
Very diffent expernces in the class room vs dojo, even in how she teaches. Thow it was intresting seeing that last night she too was having to work on lurning how the teacher wanted it done, even thow she has tranded with him for a long time and s black belt. I am always , intregured when I see people whom I think to be so much better then me at my level or in some cases below me.
This may because I used being behind, but this might be an odd reson for liking aikido, but none the less it is one. I like that everyone is teacher and everyone is student. While it is ture as far as basics go , the higher leverl or more time do have a better grasps one teques, but at the same time they are still lurning. I know I asked my sisay here ( the one whom teaches at my school) a question and she like you know I not sure , then the sisiasay aof the dojo answered it latter. she turned to me and siad thankyou, I was conufused on that too but was not sure that was what I was confused. I did not ask but she did ask him , itial for me , then I gess for her self.
I went to class last night tought by sisay Reed. I was trying to figure out what it was that he showed or what it was my partener just showed me he showed. He says " you cant jsut do anything you watnt , you have to do what I showed you!" which ofcourse put me on defense,
I went to a class on monday night at Northcoast akido, I was invited to trin with them. I did ofcorse , I am defently going to join I think now.
I did not do the high fall exercise becaue they still scare me and I dont knwo how to do my part. Sisay reed. Was telling them that the uki has to do there part or the teque wont work and that siad I got sacred.
we satred out with basic roless. I was doing ok but it kinda hurt on there mate , I notced this before even at my home dojo, but never been able to put my finnger on why. After doing a few sisay comes beside me and he say , "that looks like it might be a bit unconfotable" I stop look at him inquistively. he say "I have some ideas on how you might fix that" " you kinda slam into the mat, you need to be closer to the mat, try some closer to the mat " I just did and it actuly helped , imust of had a look on my face to that almost supporse. he siad " now you say tom your the best teacher" I was not sure he actuly watned me to ,so I didnent. I thoguht I knw how to role but always room for inporve ment.
I have now been tring via a class offered at HSU, for about 1 month. I am looking into joining the local dojo where my instructer even trains and teaches, but I been sick this last week, so havent yet. Thow they do seem to offer much insite into the art adn are a nice communty.
I attended a class yessterday and my teacher started out with the question "What if I told you taht you have never done anything wrong in your life?" Then she had us watch our breathing. Latter on she asked how many of you argured with that in your heads? She replyed I have aswhell. She went on to point out that , it is all in how you look at it. In other words if you look at it like it something wrong , then you are looking at like it is attater, adn you would rather shun away, but it always come back in one from or another. If yoiu look at it like you lurnrnd somehting, then you are just using its engery to your advatage.
The corrlation to Aikido was that actly, you want use what you are given not fight it , when you fight it you are seting your self up for felure. Thougut this was intristing idea to share.
Hope you guys enjoy.