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Old 01-16-2006, 10:32 AM   #19
Dojo: Seattle Ki Society
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 522
Re: Poll: Are you ever bored during aikido class?

I don't think I've been bored *doing* aikido, but sometimes sitting and listening, yes.

A friend told me many years ago, "When you are bored it doesn't mean you have nothing to do, it means you aren't doing what you want to be doing." When the instructor wants to talk about philosophy and I want to take ukemi, yes, I'm bored.

Also, there really are a few drills where I exhaust my ability to improve after a while, and it's just a trudge. In any given setting, if I don't have "unbendable arm" after twenty tries, I'm not going to have it that day and would like to do something else instead.

Mary Kaye
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