Re: Poll: Do you think your ability to drive an automobile safely has improved since training in aikido?
Driving my truck, no.
Riding my motorcycle, yes. For the reasons Louis mentioned.
Flying my plane, yes.
During my training my flight instructor could not shake my nerves when practicing emergencies. He was getting frustrated in not being able to get me rattled. I says to him, "Anthony we're at 5,000 feet, I've got 7 minutes to decide what to do and get it fixed at a 700 fpm rate of descent. That's forever when you are used to having 3 black belts attacking you from close range." We never simulated emergencies after that.