Re: Poll: Are you ever bored during aikido class?
Ivan, after the sensei demonstrates a technique and tells the class to pair up, quickly turn to the person next to you and say: "Onegaishimasu". Most people who have no partner are waiting to be chosen rather than going right ahead and choosing. The best way is to choose the closest person, and that is the person sitting next to you on one side or two. Good luck.