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...