Mark Walsh wrote:
I notice that there have been quite a few German (based) posters on this thread. Interestingly this is the European country where "off-mat" aikido has really taken off.
Is that your impression? Thatīs interesting! Personally I am quite into that, but I actually train in an organisation that is not so heavily philosophical I would say. Most books on the philosophy of aikido still havenīt been translated into German and not everyone can read them, so some peopleīs access to "food for thought" is limited. But I guess you are right in that there are more and more teachers who focus more on it.