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Old 02-10-2006, 03:37 PM   #41
Michael O'Brien
Dojo: Nashville Aikikai
Location: Nashville, Tn
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 288
Re: Music in the Dojo?

Brad Medling wrote:
I am going to have to agree 100%. Music should not be a factor that students get conditioned to. Pretty soon they will be on the street, someone attacks them and their initial response would be "Darn, I need some music to perform". Just a thought.
Couldn't the opposite be said as well? If you only get used to training in a quiet, serene, peaceful dojo environment then in the mall, a parking lot, a bar, etc the student will have to go "WAIT! Everyone step back and give me room, and be very quiet so I can focus on seeing the attack coming?"

Proper training instills good instintive techniques in the mind and body, period. If music helps achieve that goal then it becomes a useful training tool.

Harmony does not mean that there are no conflicts,
for the dynamic spiral of existence embraces both extremes.
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