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Old 10-20-2005, 02:44 AM   #8
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Dojo: Shuryukan Yoshinkai Aikido
Location: Khobar Saudi Arabia
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 179
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Re: Poll: How important is actively applying the "principles" of aikido "off the mat" in your everyday life?

I voted critically important. Appyling 'em on the mat trains you to apply 'em off the mat and vice versa. e.g.,

principles of center line - opening doors I use those principles
principles of aiki in general - boss gets mad, i dont answer instead i take his words and try to go around it, then boom i open up with lots of sentiments. end result boss crying saying sorry

I'll try to remember some more...
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