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Old 08-07-2006, 10:46 PM   #27
shadowedge
 
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Dojo: Sensei Aikido Dojo / Marikina Metro Manila
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Smile Re: Using Aikido Principles in Physical Activities

Sensei always taught me about the awareness an aikidoka should have not only mentally but through physical means. And this "presence of mind" is reflected in our body movements.

For example, I jog with 2 housemates every other night, theres a significant difference in our paces, but my trainning in Aikido taught me to control my breathing and to be conservative with my Ki. Thats why around our 7th lap they lose steam while I steadily keep my pace.

Also last sunday, I went to a mall where there was this sale, so it was flodded with people. There was plenty of shoving, and bumping, it took a lot of that awareness and movement control just so I could leisurely maneuver my way through the mall.

Love and peace!

Last edited by shadowedge : 08-07-2006 at 10:48 PM. Reason: grammar spelling correction
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