Re: "Off-The-Mat" Forum
It wasn't until I started practising aikido that i realised the extent to which I being drawn into 'non-physical' aikido style attacks (being pushed, or pulled, or compromised in some way or another) in my everyday life. This also threw up the rather worrying recognition that I do a fair bit of pushing and pulling myself! like when we are on the matt, it seems that this recognition in itself, and the range of options that become available as a consequence of realising, is where the aikido takes place. Thankfully, I've never had to consider confronting physical attacks in my regular day to day living, but that these other pressures are just as relevant to our practice and our day to day lives.