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Old 09-01-2007, 12:12 PM   #12
Ryan Sanford
Dojo: Northwest Aikido
Location: Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 70
Re: Training for who?

Jess McDonald wrote: View Post
YO!! who are you training for...I mean like who are you training to fight...if anyone at all...just wondering...

PS I know this is loaded question but without bringing philosophy into it, I like to think I'm training to protect myself (and others if need be) from "bad men", like in 28 days later (the scene with the soldiers; sorry for the vague movie reference). However, as I think about this I really should throw in some type of grappling training since I'm pathetic in wrestling...whoa, sorry for rambling...what do you think?
I would love to be able to say that I train simply to improve myself as a human being, and to bring an end to conflict in my life and etc. However, I of course daydream about saving everyone with my uber (but not real) Aikido skills and about throwing knife wielding baddies Steven-Segal-movie-style across the room.

But hell, I'm young still, I'm allowed to think that.

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." - Aldous Huxley
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