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AikiWeb System 04-12-2005 10:28 AM

Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido outside of your "on the mat" training?
 
AikiWeb Poll for the week of April 10, 2005:

How important is the philosophy of aikido outside of your "on the mat" training?
  • I don't do aikido
  • Critically important
  • Very important
  • Somewhat important
  • Not very important
  • Not at all important
Here are the current results.

bryce_montgomery 04-12-2005 10:48 AM

Re: Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido outside of your "on the mat" training?
 
When I first began studying aikido, it never really occurred to me how my "on the mat" practice would carry on to everyday life. But now, I have been able to see how the concepts and principles of aikido affect every decision I make and my attitude towards life and other people. My aikido experiences, while differing from good to bad, has affected me greatly and I believe that is the goal of most, if not all, Japanese budo and other martial arts, to carry out into everyday life.

From the reason a technique is performed, to the ideal of universal peace, the philosophy, whether technical or mental/spiritual, affects everything in my life, in one way or the other.

Bryce

Yann Golanski 04-14-2005 04:22 AM

Re: Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido outside of your "on the mat" training?
 
Been reading a book on assertiveness at work. With a few changes in vocabulary this book would read like an Aikido manual for the work place.

Then again, taking to the extreme, Aikido in the workplace would be diplomacy or the art of telling someone to go to Hell in such a way that they are looking forward to the trip.

*grins evilly*

nage 04-14-2005 06:13 AM

Re: Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido outside of your "on the mat" training?
 
For me it is very important, but with all do respect I'm sure that there is one "Aikido philosophy".
I think it is meny diferent things for diferent people.

Narda 04-14-2005 07:33 AM

Re: Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido outside of your "on the mat" training?
 
What is 'Aikido philosophy'? I study another art, so have no 'mat' experience. However, I feel that what I take away from this site, from readings on Aikido, and from watching testing at a local Aikido dojo are very important to the way I am living my life.

xuzen 04-15-2005 01:09 AM

Re: Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido outside of your "on the mat" training?
 
This time, I voted very important. The philosophy that I practice most outside my mat-times is 'non-resistant' or the principle of ju (pliability). Having work in the service industry, customer interaction is very important to me and I actually have used this principle many times to resolve irate customers.

Boon.

SeiserL 04-15-2005 07:38 AM

Re: Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido outside of your "on the mat" training?
 
There's a difference? ;-)

Don't even get me started on this one. ;-) Those who know me, know that I think its very importnat to practice everday on and off the mat. I was doing Aikido already before I stepped on the mat. I just didn't call it that.

Qatana 04-16-2005 08:59 AM

Re: Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido outside of your "on the mat" training?
 
"Off the Mat" is the reason I practice "On the Mat"

Janet Rosen 04-17-2005 06:40 PM

Re: Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido outside of your "on the mat" trai
 
Quote:

Jo Adell wrote:
"Off the Mat" is the reason I practice "On the Mat"

what she said!

Brad Pruitt 08-10-2006 11:42 PM

Re: Poll: How important is the philosophy of aikido outside of your "on the mat" training?
 
To me it's critically important and at the same time it seems so much more difficult to apply off the mat. I am aware when it all goes awry but only see it during or after the happening like I'm some kind of bi-standard of my own undoing. Though I am critically aware.


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