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Old 04-18-2004, 10:32 AM   #4
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 237
Hmmm. Car, no. Motorcycle, yes. Riding a motorcycle requires the operator to be smooth, fluid, and aware of their body position and surroundings (list is not all inclusive).

Through Aikido training, my awareness of these elements has greatly increased. I'm much smoother with application of throttle/brake, my body positioning while railing through a turn at high-speed has improved, and I've become more fluid with moving my body position from one side of the motorcycle to the other during fast turn transitions.

Potentially the most important, my awareness of what surrounds me (gravel on road, leaves, nasty guard rails, hay bales, etc.) has improved through learning "soft focus", an aspect of Aikido training.

Excellent poll Jun!!

Last edited by lt-rentaroo : 04-18-2004 at 10:36 AM.

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