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Old 09-06-2005, 05:03 PM   #10
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 241
Re: Aikido and Safety

Having control over ourselves and realizing uke's skill level is one thing, however, the environment in which one trains is also very important. This can include but not limit the following:

-A safe environment: Proper matting in which to take padded ukemi is very crucial to ones safety.

-A moralistic Dojo: We don't want a sensei or students having potty mouths and encouraging ill behavior or horseplay. A dojo is safe when the deamnor that fills it is one of humble servitude to help each other rather than a place to boast an ego.

-A sanitary dojo: Everyone can be safe from allergens, disease from uncleanliness by everyone taking part to help maintain a sanitized environment.

These are just a few thoughts in addition to other concepts already mentioned.
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