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Old 10-21-2005, 08:31 PM   #16
markwalsh
Dojo: Airenjuku Brighton
Location: On the road - UK
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 515
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Re: Poll: How important is actively applying the "principles" of aikido "off the mat" in your everyday life?

I don't get it...

Most (77%) of those who answered this poll said that "actively applying..." was very, or critically important to them.

Why then do most aikido dojos practice in a way that almost completely ignores this aspect, and expect some kind of magical crossover to happen, from the dojo to Real Life tm?

Then again, 9 out of 10 cats prefered whiskers; as opposed to having them chopped off by Mark in a bad mood, but it didn't do them any good

If you would like to know more about applied aikido then I highly recommend:

http://www.aiki-extensions.org/member_pubs.html

PS - No cats really or otherwise were hurt in the production of this e-mail (I kill them too quickly for pain)
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