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There are been debetates on wether akido is spretiral or not. I am not sure wether it is in the way that it teaches a reltion, or rathere that it excludes other relitions to make it seem more then it is.
However, I have come tothe counclution that it is a reltion it draws you in in muchthe same way. I even in many ways teaches you how you should live your life, or rather it guides with a gental hand.
I am a very odd person to have fallen in love with akido, I say this becaue most of the time I do not like the feeling of being tuched when I do not expect it. I like hugs becaue i know they are coming and even with them I am most of the time on time restrent,kinda. I love people and I love to be arond them, most of the time, I gess its just a me athing. As, those whom flow my blogs know I have Asburgures and it is commen trat amoungst , assbyes to not relly care to have exstrustous tuching. so, you can see why it might be a bit odd that I dove into a martioal art that is a closse martial art and found I liked it.
The point in saying that was mearly to point out that akido is close martioal art as my sisaysy says however it teaches you that you can see it all coming and also that you do have to fear the unknoon becaue of what you do know. That is to say what you perseve as not knowing is irrelvent as long as you are conffent in what you do know. I suppose that is islreted when they do rondoreie or when they have people attake from difrent grabs. In both you do
I been working on becoming a 6th kuy for like 6 months, now. I not only memorized them, but can do them all with my eyes closed or thats what I thought.
I know how to say Shomenuchi Kokyunage ....however , I know in my head how to Kokyunage and that it has for steeps. However, everyother time I do it I make the last tow steeps into one seep. It's like me and dubble slap rolse, same dellima. I know it contioly, but its like when I get scared I blank. I must have a phobia to it or somehting. I need to figure that out!
I geting perdy good at Katatetori Shihonage... only truble is knowing the defrence in how to pronoce Katatetori and katatori. They sound the same to me so I have to watch people moths when they say them. ( Auttory porcing disorder, must be kicking in).
I preddy good at shomenuchi Iriminage, only just have to rember go strate rather then too the side and keep arm start.
I know how to do Katatori Nikiyo, with my eye close, only need to work on the pin a litte bit.
Today in class got many ponters form sinsay becaue we did a lot of work on requriments. Onter then messing up on the 4 steps into 1 he says your more then readdy for you test. I nonded, for onece I think I am readdy too!
I read this qute by Henry Ford "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal". This qute remeded me of Aikido.
In my dojo , we are thought that you have to look to where you want your naga to go and not at the process of geting there. I was thinking that much like mr. Ford's qute when we take our minds and eyes off of what we relly want to accoplish we are dummed to fail.
tell me what you all think.
In about 3 months I am going to have to leave my dojo. However, to me it kinda feels like my sisay has kinda already left me. I keep trying to say that it is not just me, but it is becoming more and more apparent it is. He is not mean or unwilling to teach, but dose not expect as much as he used to and dose not seem to care as much what I do. Porhapsit is fase or something like that. I sure there is something I am failing to take into account, but prohas it is a good thing to becaue it will be eassyer when I do leave, I suppose.
That aside, I am not as connected to my dojo as I once was, but I still feel like good place to be. I suppoe it just that I ran into a not connced face , like ever relation ship goes throw that, I suppose. I still feel I am lurning a lot. I like the fact that Aikido or prohas my dojo lends its self to kinda safer place to practice life setions, thow different with much the same lesson. I am defently not sure I like too be tuched or have people come at me unexpectedly, but I lurning that while it is not something I am going seek out , I can know what I need to do when it dose occore. I also lurning that something don't deserver the fear they are given.
For instance, we often are told in my dojo not to give the naga 100% of our power to save 10% for ourselves. When we fear something we are given it 100%, so , my take is that in aikido as well as life that the saying give it your all is worng. You have to save some part of you for
So, We reutrun home for this weekend, feels good to be home in a open dojo and our good old sladdy mates. I walk in and a sppi says want to help me clean the mats I set my stuff down and do what she instructs me to do. Then others jump in, and so I go to what at my dojo is known as "my corrner" I like it becaue you can see most of the dojo, except for the main door. I stand there trying to figure out if there is anything I can do, but seems to be undercontrol. While standing there a person from last semmenar says "Hi! I rembber you from last year, Do you rember me". I noded. Then Santo waalks by and says" hi, Tara Marsh" and he exteds a hand, to wich I shake , while thinking how did you know my name?" He like its on your form. ( dugh , I should have known that). Then my sissay walks up and shakes my hand( unsual), not sure how to take that one ither. I see a few femmler people and many new faces. A grile walks up form Organ and intrudeces her self, more shaking hands. Thenn I hear clapling so we scamper on the mate and form 2 lines ( i am used to one), bow in. Then he leads us turow in jappans the warm ups. Then we do a teque wich my sisay says immdilty after we bow to snot Tara. So I go to him, he works with me , he had to remand me how to not fall with my hands back. I had issues with that tonight, mostly becaue i would 9get scared. We did a lot of new teques for me. Shinoga, something that respeled nequo but you went under the arm. I got to work wit
I have never been one to be the fastest one nore the most kin one or the most crative. I may never masster the art of Aikido, it may not be something that is masstered, but rather respected and inbraced. I may not do what is right , I may not even know how or want to. I don't know what the future holds for me in regudes to aikido or life. I know that something has drwn me to this place ( akiweb) and something has drwn me to my dojo. I feel conced to my dojo, just like family I go up and down with some of the people and I am closer ot some then I am to others. However, I know none of the people at my dojo would ever wich me harm, unless its by them. At the place we train there is saying there that says train like team, fight like a faimily. That is kidna how my dojo is. I belive that Aikdio in geral is this way, I think one of the things that it teaches you is how to let people in even thows you may think to be your enmmy. How to protect yourself by not doing anything just letting things be. I may not be any of what i siad above , I may never be osisay or anyone else but I know there is a cocncton with the art and the people. I love it when you feel your boday flow throw the moves and you can feel the other person energy , yo know you can push it away or take it in. It is a prefect art for world that is ever changing , it is also and every helping you grow. Just some random thoughts that I thougt I would share.
I not sure time really seems to matter in the long secam of things , for eveyone moves at there own pace. However, I have done aikido since march 30, 2009 and I am only just now concerding geting 6th kue wich is like 2ed level in my dojo. I am thinking of going to a semmenar that I did last year when I was only a 2 months old in aikido. I survied last year , but I am kinda thinking its expensive, and I think based on lst year mostly amied at the black and brown belts. I am lowly whit belt or posably yellow belt. Sisays says I should go or thinks I would enjoy it, but that to keep in mind it is really long days. He actuly kinda wants me to go, but wont push me into anything. Last time I felt kinda pushed into it, this time its all dulled down. I not sure what I should do? A litte adivadce? I think I could come up with the money. Its only 70$ however, I have to see. I know last time I did lurn alot and the people were assumily nice. I did get overwelmed, but got to lurn alot of diffrent things or pick up on parts. Diffrent people precent things difrently and you sometimes one makes more ssence. I just feel like if I dod go and do bad I let my dojo down or something or mabby they dont even want me there? They dont exclude lower ranks but they also dont say you should go. oy , I am conffused?
Saterday my siasay was not at class, so his second in comand lead class. We stared out normal and then he decided to start working on what he called mindbolging teques. Inother words he would show us some difrernt moves put togeter in a way that was not eassly grasped how to do it. Nore did he tell us conpletly how to do it, he let us play with it. I not sure I like this in some respects I dont mind the idea of playing when I am the only one geting hurt, but others are at risk, well not so kein on the idea. THat being siad I like that they made us think. Thats a good thing.
Thow with the ari that ran throw the dojo of disconetiveness( if thats a word) and reltunce, it was hard to do the moves even mroe then it might normarly have been. I not sure why this was so, I know osme of the people whom are normaly the energy of the group were off, one with a recovering sonomic ake and one with a eye issue, andone just got brace of the yongersters. I not sreu what was with the rest, I know I also may have been a bit off , its been a long week. Igess it was just one of those days.
There is a semmenar coming up in about 3 weeks. My dojo holds it every year. My sisay's sisinsay leads it ( Santo Sinsay), he is also the head of our organstion. I atted this last year when I was only about a month into traing, I know my sisay because I was so new was watching me alot! I kinda affred to go this time I know that in I will have more indepence, for I will probly be a 6th k
Tonight I arive early and I am watiching the Jejizo class before us, and cant help but notice that they are a tight night group. then I turn my attion to my litte group of people, in aikido, and relize that it is too kinda tight night group as a wole. Some are closer then others, but contary to anyother class I have been in we are close on a comisic level. then I reliz mabby something about leting this people into your personal bubble that we spend so much of our lives trying to keep people out to protect ourselve, lets them be closer. we have let down the phosical buyer we so often clang to, and alow us to open our sprits to other person as well as them to us. It stricks me as intresting becaue we are in a self defence class in its nature and yet rather then puting up walls it seems to teach us to take them down. One might think that it should be the other way arond?
so, in class today I was quite proud of my self becaue I actuly did a fraily disecent coshy fall. I actuly let someone throw me, i uslely run away, i refusse to do it. I get scard that they will do something worng or I will. I was prod of me for two resons I trusted this person enoff that they woruld do as they say and hold me the whole way down so I wont get hurt and that I kinda fell right with out trying to grab the grond.
I was also predy much able to do jocata 1 well as long as my sapi did nto leave my side , but I can do some with out total relance on him. I even manged to push throw t