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Old 01-16-2014, 03:37 PM   #4
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,184
Re: How can Aikido teach you discipline if you love it?

Maybe you already know all you will ever need to know about self-discipline and you shouldn't expect to learn much more from aikido training. If you miss aikido class to attend to school work, that suggests that you've prioritized your life and are acting with discipline. You'd rather be on the mat than in class, but you go to school because you are self-disciplined.

You could really demonstrate discipline by NOT attending class when you're ill. You may love being on the mat, but none of us enjoys getting sick from a training mate.

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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