Re: Poll: Are you ever bored during aikido class?
I answered bored, boring, booooooring. Sometimes - mostly it seems when the instructor is being so abstract that I can perceive no connection to reality. Doing drills to learn bizarro skills seems a waste of time. Sometimes I like old fashioned ju jitsu for its simplicity and directness.
I think Modesto San is talking about the frustrating habit of some Senseis (I'm kyu rank, don't hurt me please) of insisting technique be done precisely how they are instructing. At times like that I want to say "uke requested a variation", but I usually bite it down and try not to show my teeth.
I find weapons training boring, but I think this is a defense against my fear of being clobbered (more).