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Old 02-07-2005, 03:37 PM   #5
Choku Tsuki
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Dojo: Bond Street Dojo
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Re: Poll: Has your study of aikido made you more empathetic?

I think repeatedly trying to anticipate and feel my partners intent exercises and sharpens my body-language reading skill, an aspect of intuition.

I think intuition is not mysterious at all; I think it's the intellect and analyst of the subconcious mind. Nature gave it to us for a reason.

I feel I do have greater empathy. I also think I'm a much better judge of character. I doubt that without partner drills in class I would feel a connection with people as strong as I do.

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