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Old 12-24-2009, 07:02 PM   #26
Michael Hackett
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Re: Music While Training - Offensive?

Maggie,

Please tell us....did you mean CROUCHING peach? If not, it's no wonder you went home bruised.

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Old 12-24-2009, 07:10 PM   #27
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Maggie,

Please tell us....did you mean CROUCHING peach? If not, it's no wonder you went home bruised.
yes
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for I am a cook at christmas time..sleep, I am without lol

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Old 12-24-2009, 07:19 PM   #28
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I think that's Marvin Gaye, not Barry White.

If you can listen to Marvin Gaye and not think about sex, you don't have gonads.
I think i just found my new sig...

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Old 12-24-2009, 07:33 PM   #29
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Hahaha, Ron.... and with that MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!


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Old 12-24-2009, 07:37 PM   #30
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Re: Music While Training - Offensive?

Phantom of the Opera shouldn't be play while practicing aikido. you can't throw folks with that. i kinda favor MC Hammer or "baby got back" type of music meself.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:39 PM   #31
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Music Offense

Based on the limited knowledge, in detail, I know about O'Sensei's life, and very interested to read what others have to say, or offer their knowledge on his life, I appreciate. Maggie, and Ryan's knowledge, thanks for expanding my knowledge.

I am wondering if music played an unspoken role in Aikido. Music does effect us, it sooths the savage beast as they say. It moves us to tears, and can send chills though out our body. It moves our emotions from happiness to sadness, to fear to excitement. And some have mentioned music also helps the concentration- when I was in college I would listen to speed and heavy metal while studying to help me learn and concentrate. Many Olympic and professional athletes use music to help them in practice. Music is very powerful thing. Yet, it seems many dojos practice without it.

I can see where it can be offensive, and obnoxious. I had a friend who practiced Karate to the old song that goes, "I think I am turning Japanese (repeat), I really think so." I have seen a Karate demo play stuff like that old worn out Mortal Combat song.

I understand that people have different tastes of music that make others cringe when they hear a certain genera of music, a band, or song. In this case, then trying to practice would be a miserable and unproductive process. Here playing music can disrupt the group dynamic and my better server the individual.

But, I think with the right music a group can benefit tremendously from it. It ranges from improved concentration to learning and enhancing Aikido principles. It can help in areas like focusing on the now, and to be in the moment. It help with easing tension and stress. It can develop an atmosphere and set a mood for training. I think the right music is a good tool- from my own experience and what I have learned from others about O'Sensei. There are a lot of benefits that can be utilized and stuff from music to improve a person's practice.

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Old 12-24-2009, 11:41 PM   #32
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But, I think with the right music a group can benefit tremendously from it. It ranges from improved concentration to learning and enhancing Aikido principles. It can help in areas like focusing on the now, and to be in the moment. It help with easing tension and stress. It can develop an atmosphere and set a mood for training. I think the right music is a good tool- from my own experience and what I have learned from others about O'Sensei. There are a lot of benefits that can be utilized and stuff from music to improve a person's practice.
Hi Buck,
Check out Oliver Sacks for some great studies on the effects of music. He has some great books and as a side-note is one of my personal heroes.

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Old 12-25-2009, 12:19 PM   #33
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Hi Buck,
Check out Oliver Sacks for some great studies on the effects of music. He has some great books and as a side-note is one of my personal heroes.
Thanks Matt, I will. You always have some great resourses. And your quote, like many, cracked me up. It is always good to laugh, and be on the lighter side of life. I appreciate the info and the chuckle.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:23 PM   #34
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Re: Music While Training - Offensive?

We have soft Asian music in the background but occasionally we will have drum sounds rather than soft flute or mellow sounds.
We find music sets a mood for us both to mellow and sometimes to motivate us to move with power and speed.
Sometimes we let it run out and enjoy the peace and quiet.
By the way, it is almost always soft in the background and not loud unless it is used to set a higher energetic level.
To my knowledge, no one has ever complained.

Doc Sexton

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Old 12-25-2009, 07:47 PM   #35
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I will ask sensei if we can train to snoop dogs gin and juice.

one of the "corn fed boys"
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:57 PM   #36
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Re: Music While Training - Offensive?

We don't play music in our dojo, but often there is dance going on in the building. So sometimes we train to swing, or waltzes, or disco. I fact, the other day I finished class to 'Staying Alive.'
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:56 PM   #37
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Not sure about training but some Queen (We Will Rock You) or Papa Roach (Last Resort) would go down well for tanto randori.


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Old 12-25-2009, 10:26 PM   #38
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Re: Music While Training - Offensive?

I like to use meditative music (I'm a big fan of Medieval and Renaissance liturgical song and chant) when working out by myself, but I think that, since different people react differently to different music, it would be more distracting than helpful in a group setting.
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