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AikiWeb System 04-30-2006 01:30 AM

Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
AikiWeb Poll for the week of April 30, 2006:

What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
  • I don't do aikido
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 0
Here are the current results.

Evza 04-30-2006 02:54 AM

What is the poll about?
 
Hello, does anyone have an idea of what the poll is about?
I'm afraid I don't understand the question at all.
How did you understand it?

Pauliina Lievonen 04-30-2006 06:34 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
I think this is certainly the oddest poll I've seen here so far. :D I have no idea what to answer either.... I've always liked the number 21 for some reason, but that's not an option in the poll. :D

kvaak
Pauliina

Mark Uttech 04-30-2006 06:44 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
I agree. This poll makes little sense.

Amelia Smith 04-30-2006 07:06 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
This is easily the oddest poll question I've seen yet on aikiweb! I voted for 3, because we've got the nage, uke, and whatever is going on between them (technique, teaching, etc). Also there's the square-circle-triangle thing, and the fact that "aikido" is made up of 3 kanji. Then I could spout off a lot of quasi-trinitarian stuff about mind, body, and spirit. So yes, 3 is my vote!

Bowjamer 04-30-2006 07:50 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
what? are we rating our form or comparing it to a number ? Since I'm a beginer I would be lucky to be a 2 on a scale from 1 to 10 otherwise it might look like a 4 with it going in different dirctions with short choppy movements and not circular enough.

ajbarron 04-30-2006 09:19 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
Wow what a great question ! What could it mean ? Call in Dan Brown or Indiana Jones.. How did it get here ? What number was O'Sensei? What number is my sensei ? Chuck Norris; could he be beyond numbers or is he all numbers? Who might qualify for a letter? Who is between numbers,or not yet a number, or beyond numbers?

Or is the answer to choose a number, and be the best number that you choose that you can be ? Or to paraphrase William Shatner "Get a life; it's only Aikido" which should really annoy some of you. Don't get me wrong I love Aikido and hate to miss sessions and seminars but it is part of, not all of my life.

This is my theory very early on a Sunday morning with no coffee in me and the wind blowing outside and my family snoring and the dogs sleeping and me just going on and on and on..........

Lucy Smith 04-30-2006 10:10 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
Yeah I have no idea what the poll is about. Why did so many ppl voted 8??? Is it something about the circular movements or whatever??

(Come on Jun, a little hint here)

Mark Freeman 04-30-2006 10:14 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
Why is "42" not an option?

Qatana 04-30-2006 10:18 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
eight resembles two bodies moving through and around a shared center.
Just a guess...

Richard Langridge 04-30-2006 11:03 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
There can be only one!

Don_Modesto 04-30-2006 11:09 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
Evocative question.

Probably something Osensei would make hay with...

...shape...
...sound...
...kanji...
...Roman Numerals...
...correspondences with: ONE soul, TWO parent gods Izanami and Izanagi...heaven, earth, and human...FOUR spirits...

jducusin 04-30-2006 12:52 PM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
Thanks for the funniest, most bizarre poll ever.

For the sake of humouring it, however, I voted "0" --- my Aikido has a form, but no substance within it. :D

ESimmons 04-30-2006 01:17 PM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
I voted "1".

"Ai" means harmony. Harmony is when two or more things become one or act in unison.

Also, the numeral 1 is basically a straight line. It is direct. It is like receiving a committed attack or entering in to meet it.

SeiserL 04-30-2006 01:44 PM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
0 = I keep going around or over in a circle.
What does it get me? Zero

RebeccaM 04-30-2006 02:10 PM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
I second whoever wanted "42" as an answer.

I refuse to assign my aikido any numbers. I deal with enough numbers at work. I don't want to bring them on the mat with me too. :P

sullivanw 04-30-2006 05:55 PM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
4 - four sides to a square :p

Maybe 8 is popular because tipped over it becomes the symbol for infinity. I like the suggestion about two circles moving about a common center too.

Interesting thread,

-Will

giriasis 04-30-2006 06:18 PM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
~scratches head~ Has Jun branched out into Zen Koans? ~scratches head~

kaishaku 04-30-2006 06:45 PM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
Probably trying to make a poll that doesn't receive a bell curve response.

Robyn Johnson 04-30-2006 10:44 PM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
This is a really wierd poll. I voted "0" because Aikido is a circular art, and techniques are supposed to eventually become muscle memory (no mind= 0). :circle:

Robyn Johnson :)

Shannon Frye 04-30-2006 11:06 PM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
Have to ask this...how is it that so many people don't "get" this question?

In Shaolin Wushu, we often trained hand movements relative to drawing numbers. This didn't seem a very diffficult question. I imagined a few techniques (like irimi nage), and saw that my body favored an 8 pattern.

Almost every aikido dojo Ive been in has a great big O drawn in it somewhere. Kinda like a big zero, no?

Evza 05-01-2006 03:12 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
Quote:

Shannon Frye wrote:
Have to ask this...how is it that so many people don't "get" this question?

Well, maybe it's that I get to meet so many numbers at school that it didn't occur to me to imagine anything...
A number is just a number to me.

jk 05-01-2006 08:48 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
The 8's a gimme if you're Cantonese...

ajbarron 05-01-2006 09:40 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
42.....................................................WHY DIDN'T i tHINK OF THAT. tHANKS FOR THE FISH

Charles Bergman 05-01-2006 10:08 AM

Re: Poll: What numeral do you think your aikido most resembles?
 
What??????? :hypno:


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