"The limits of cooperative training"
Exactly Dan , thanks
I have always felt that headgear and mouthpieces should be donned at Aikido dojos to increase those limits.
Well I don't think that will be adopted any time soon!! And with certain training, head gear only gets you so far.
Self awareness can occur on many levels. Unfortunately with martial arts it is typically not a very pleasant affair. Martial arts or budo, do not typically produce highly capable people. For most, it's just a hobby. The trouble arises when people think that it does. I have seen dojo kata kings going through the motions in all manner of budo -not just aikido. As a result, people are often very confidant for all the wrong reasons. Their self awarness
usually arrives with lumps and bumps or them looking up!