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Old 01-15-2007, 03:36 AM   #4
Dojo: Nishin Kan
Location: Herzliya
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 171
Re: Poll: How important for you is having a social connection with your aikido dojomates?

It's useful for me to like and respect the people I train with, as it helps me to do my best to be a sincere uke and protect them as nage, and having a few laughs inside class helps me to loosen up. And of course there's the fact that training with good people help me tip the balance when I consider missing a class, and the good people in my dojo helped me develop a good studying habit.

However, being around 10 years younger than the average, I don't really hang out with them outside class, which I guess would be more relevant to "social connection". I voted "somewhat important"
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