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Old 11-20-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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Smile Aikido Rule Number One

You are tha spirit.

You have a mind and you have a body.

They are not you.

Realize this and you will be ready to start Aikido.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

My mind & body are one, and aikido is one way I work on actually realizing/living this. Clearly, YMMV.....

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Old 11-21-2010, 06:20 AM   #3
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

Why this constant need of aikidoka to come up with absolute labels, definitive categories and sets of rules?

The Great Way is not difficult:
Just don't pick and choose.
Cut off all likes or dislikes
And it is clear like space.

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Old 11-21-2010, 06:52 AM   #4
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

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Why this constant need of aikidoka to come up with absolute labels, definitive categories and sets of rules?
Something to do to pass the time while off the mat.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:56 AM   #5
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

What's left from that "I'm the Universe"?
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:01 AM   #6
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Hmmm, looking in the mirror this morning the only thought I had was "I am the walrus..." Gotta work on my diet...

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Old 11-21-2010, 09:16 AM   #7
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Hmmm, looking in the mirror this morning the only thought I had was "I am the walrus..." Gotta work on my diet...
Could've been worse Keith, you could have been the eggman!

Success is having what you want. Happiness is wanting what you have.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:18 AM   #8
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

I think conceptual/philosophical constructs and aikido practice have little in common, or about as much as thinking about music theory will help you master the guitar (which I don't play).

So it's incongruous to me to hear that I can only be ready to start the study of aikido if I think about my relationship to...whatever in a particular way.

Proof's in the pudding, or it isn't, in my view.

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Old 11-21-2010, 09:34 AM   #9
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I think conceptual/philosophical constructs and aikido practice have little in common, or about as much as thinking about music theory will help you master the guitar (which I don't play).
pretty much agree with you. You are ready to play the guitar (which I do), when you are ready to pick one up and practice for endless hours. You only master the guitar when you no longer have to think about what you are doing (which I can't).

I think Aikido is pretty much the same.

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:07 PM   #10
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pretty much agree with you. You are ready to play the guitar (which I do), when you are ready to pick one up and practice for endless hours. You only master the guitar when you no longer have to think about what you are doing (which I can't).

I think Aikido is pretty much the same.

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Mark
Yes!!!
You only master (insert skill, language, anything) when you no longer have to think about what you are doing. One might say "when it is part of you"...

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:32 PM   #11
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Proof's in the pudding, ....
Pudding, did someone say pudding?

I like pudding.

I have mastery of pudding.

I am one with the pudding.

I am pudding.



David

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Old 11-21-2010, 07:17 PM   #12
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

Your doing it wrong.

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Old 11-21-2010, 09:32 PM   #13
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

Aikido Rule Number One: ikkyo

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Old 11-22-2010, 09:17 AM   #14
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

Best answer yet.

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Old 11-22-2010, 01:15 PM   #15
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

I thought aikido rule number one was "don't talk about aikido."

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Old 11-22-2010, 01:46 PM   #16
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I thought aikido rule number one was "don't talk about aikido."
Then I bet I can guess the 2nd...

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Old 11-22-2010, 02:30 PM   #17
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Then I bet I can guess the 2nd...
"shut up and train"
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:55 PM   #18
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"shut up and train"
I think that many times I click "reply" on this site... but not for this post
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:55 PM   #19
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

i find alot of the time that all these clever maxims and cornflake box quotes actually get in the way of training. just get in and train hard
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:17 AM   #20
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

Get off your ass.........
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:11 AM   #21
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

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You are tha spirit.

You have a mind and you have a body.

They are not you.

Realize this and you will be ready to start Aikido.
Rule number one and only
Get on the mat and train
Stop posting so much pony
A pony a day
keeps your students away.
You have a mind, you have a body
Its not you ??
Then it must be NODDY.

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Old 01-11-2011, 09:00 AM   #22
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ha ha ha ha
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:04 PM   #23
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

I find this little consept here to be really close to how i see my existance here..

I am not my body, not my name, not my ego...

Body is my temple, my home during this current lifetime, my mind is what makes my soul/spirit compatible with the body, but its not me.

I am the spirit, the soul. mind and body are extensions of my consciousness on my path here. Body does, mind guides body, soul guides mind(when i'm running the show, not my ego.) and the spirit is who i really am.

This is only how i percieve this, i like this philosophy...

And if i manage to make the body, mind and soul work as one, my Aikido works.

I think it's a western consept to see there's only body/mind/soul... I see it that there's spirit too. HIger self or I, it has many names.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:29 PM   #24
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Re: Aikido Rule Number One

I've never heard of "soul" and "spirit" being considered separate concepts in non-Western philosophies.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:47 PM   #25
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Rule number one and only
Get on the mat and train
Stop posting so much pony
A pony a day
keeps your students away.
You have a mind, you have a body
Its not you ??
Then it must be NODDY.

Henry Ellis
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Henry,
You are on the way to being the Aikiiweb Poet Laureate.
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