Re: Aikido Or Squash
Whenever I practise,
I try to be in control of the situation.
I try to be in the center of the play,
let my partner dance around me.
Partner needs to run,
so I can relax.
If partner has the center,
I follow the best I can.
If the opportunity arises,
I take back my place in the center.
Need to be aware of my environment.
feel where partner is going behind my back.
Read my partner's mind,
so I know what his next move will be.
Try to mislead partner,
make him think what I want him to think.
Learn the optimal body movement,
that generates the most force with the least effort.
The result is not import,
as long as we enjoy ourself.
I am better then my partner,
I adjust myself to his ability.
Not only my enjoyment counts,
I care about my partner's as well.
Have fun during practise,
a good laugh lightens things up.
Sometimes I play with someone better then me,
must not let the oncoming defeat get under my skin.
I trained with people that did not care about me,
its hard to relax and not get angry.
I must stay open minded,
so I can learn whenever the opportunity arises.
The game can be hard,
The best part about the game,
is the shower afterwards.
This is what I learned in aikido,
and what counts for squash as well,
or was it the other way around?