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graham christian 11-20-2010 06:48 PM

Aikido Rule Number One
 
You are tha spirit.

You have a mind and you have a body.

They are not you.

Realize this and you will be ready to start Aikido.

Janet Rosen 11-20-2010 06:51 PM

Re: Aikido Rule Number One
 
My mind & body are one, and aikido is one way I work on actually realizing/living this. Clearly, YMMV.....

lbb 11-21-2010 06:20 AM

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Why this constant need of aikidoka to come up with absolute labels, definitive categories and sets of rules?

The Great Way is not difficult:
Just don't pick and choose.
Cut off all likes or dislikes
And it is clear like space.

- Hsin Shin Ming of Tseng Ts'an

teburden 11-21-2010 06:52 AM

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Quote:

Mary Malmros wrote: (Post 268570)
Why this constant need of aikidoka to come up with absolute labels, definitive categories and sets of rules?

Something to do to pass the time while off the mat.

Flintstone 11-21-2010 06:56 AM

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What's left from that "I'm the Universe"?

Keith Larman 11-21-2010 09:01 AM

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Hmmm, looking in the mirror this morning the only thought I had was "I am the walrus..." Gotta work on my diet...

Mark Freeman 11-21-2010 09:16 AM

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Quote:

Keith Larman wrote: (Post 268580)
Hmmm, looking in the mirror this morning the only thought I had was "I am the walrus..." Gotta work on my diet...

Could've been worse Keith, you could have been the eggman!:D

C. David Henderson 11-21-2010 09:18 AM

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I think conceptual/philosophical constructs and aikido practice have little in common, or about as much as thinking about music theory will help you master the guitar (which I don't play).

So it's incongruous to me to hear that I can only be ready to start the study of aikido if I think about my relationship to...whatever in a particular way.

Proof's in the pudding, or it isn't, in my view.

Mark Freeman 11-21-2010 09:34 AM

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Charles David Henderson wrote: (Post 268582)
I think conceptual/philosophical constructs and aikido practice have little in common, or about as much as thinking about music theory will help you master the guitar (which I don't play).

pretty much agree with you. You are ready to play the guitar (which I do), when you are ready to pick one up and practice for endless hours. You only master the guitar when you no longer have to think about what you are doing (which I can't).

I think Aikido is pretty much the same.

regards

Mark

Walter Martindale 11-21-2010 12:07 PM

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Mark Freeman wrote: (Post 268584)
pretty much agree with you. You are ready to play the guitar (which I do), when you are ready to pick one up and practice for endless hours. You only master the guitar when you no longer have to think about what you are doing (which I can't).

I think Aikido is pretty much the same.

regards

Mark

Yes!!!
You only master (insert skill, language, anything) when you no longer have to think about what you are doing. One might say "when it is part of you"...

Cheers,
Walter

dps 11-21-2010 12:32 PM

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Quote:

Charles David Henderson wrote: (Post 268582)
Proof's in the pudding, ....

Pudding, did someone say pudding?

I like pudding.

I have mastery of pudding.

I am one with the pudding.

I am pudding. :)



David

Nick P. 11-21-2010 07:17 PM

Re: Aikido Rule Number One
 
Your doing it wrong.

RED 11-21-2010 09:32 PM

Re: Aikido Rule Number One
 
Aikido Rule Number One: ikkyo :cool: :cool: :p :p

C. David Henderson 11-22-2010 09:17 AM

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Best answer yet.

ryujin 11-22-2010 01:15 PM

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I thought aikido rule number one was "don't talk about aikido."

RED 11-22-2010 01:46 PM

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Carl Bilodeau wrote: (Post 268626)
I thought aikido rule number one was "don't talk about aikido."

Then I bet I can guess the 2nd...:cool:

lbb 11-22-2010 02:30 PM

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Maggie Schill wrote: (Post 268628)
Then I bet I can guess the 2nd...:cool:

"shut up and train"

Anthony Loeppert 11-22-2010 02:55 PM

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Quote:

Mary Malmros wrote: (Post 268630)
"shut up and train"

I think that many times I click "reply" on this site... but not for this post :p

Andrew Macdonald 01-10-2011 07:55 PM

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i find alot of the time that all these clever maxims and cornflake box quotes actually get in the way of training. just get in and train hard

Tony Wagstaffe 01-11-2011 03:17 AM

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Get off your ass.........:cool:

Hellis 01-11-2011 04:11 AM

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Quote:

Graham Christian wrote: (Post 268543)
You are tha spirit.

You have a mind and you have a body.

They are not you.

Realize this and you will be ready to start Aikido.

Rule number one and only
Get on the mat and train
Stop posting so much pony
A pony a day
keeps your students away.
You have a mind, you have a body
Its not you ??
Then it must be NODDY.

Henry Ellis
http://rik-ellis.blogspot.com/

Tony Wagstaffe 01-11-2011 09:00 AM

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ha ha ha ha :D

Lari Hammarberg 01-12-2011 02:04 PM

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I find this little consept here to be really close to how i see my existance here..

I am not my body, not my name, not my ego...

Body is my temple, my home during this current lifetime, my mind is what makes my soul/spirit compatible with the body, but its not me.

I am the spirit, the soul. mind and body are extensions of my consciousness on my path here. Body does, mind guides body, soul guides mind(when i'm running the show, not my ego.) and the spirit is who i really am. :)

This is only how i percieve this, i like this philosophy...

And if i manage to make the body, mind and soul work as one, my Aikido works. :cool:

I think it's a western consept to see there's only body/mind/soul... I see it that there's spirit too. HIger self or I, it has many names.

lbb 01-12-2011 03:29 PM

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I've never heard of "soul" and "spirit" being considered separate concepts in non-Western philosophies.

sakumeikan 01-12-2011 03:47 PM

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Quote:

Henry Ellis wrote: (Post 272588)
Rule number one and only
Get on the mat and train
Stop posting so much pony
A pony a day
keeps your students away.
You have a mind, you have a body
Its not you ??
Then it must be NODDY.

Henry Ellis
http://rik-ellis.blogspot.com/

Henry,
You are on the way to being the Aikiiweb Poet Laureate.
Joe.


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