Soon-Kian Phang wrote:
I was wondering whether one's awareness improves the longer one practices Aikido. In other words, can we develop a type of sixth sense?
IMHO, there is not necessarily a sixth sense unless you count intuitive sense, sense of balance, and most importantly as sense of humility and humor.
Think of ESP as extra-sensitive-perception.
Spend time relaxed and paying externally aware and attentive.
Change your internal cognitive mental map to include the idea that you can be attacked at anytime. This is not always useful and makes you a bit paranoid, but aware.
Awareness improves with discipline and training.
Relax, breath, and enjoy the training.