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Old 04-03-2006, 08:43 AM   #1
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Poll: How inspiring is your aikido instructor's teachings these days?

AikiWeb Poll for the week of April 2, 2006:

How inspiring is your aikido instructor's teachings these days?
  • I don't do aikido
  • I am not doing aikido right now
  • Extremely inspiring
  • Very inspiring
  • Somewhat inspiring
  • Not very inspiring
  • Not at all inspiring
Here are the current results.
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Old 04-03-2006, 01:16 PM   #2
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Re: Poll: How inspiring is your aikido instructor's teachings these days?

3 times a week, still does it for me.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 04-03-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
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Re: Poll: How inspiring is your aikido instructor's teachings these days?

If I wasn't impressed, I'd move on .
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:55 PM   #4
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Re: Poll: How inspiring is your aikido instructor's teachings these days?

Quote:
Lyle Bogin wrote:
If I wasn't impressed, I'd move on .
Is there a difference between impressive and inspiring though?

For instance, when I first started taking TKD many years ago it was impressive to see my Sensei do a flying side kick 6-7 feet off the ground and seemingly stay in the air forever.

However, it was inspiring when he convinced me that with the proper training that I could do the same thing.

Harmony does not mean that there are no conflicts,
for the dynamic spiral of existence embraces both extremes.
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:29 AM   #5
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Re: Poll: How inspiring is your aikido instructor's teachings these days?

very inspired.

If the student is extremely skilled, she gets that level of training. If the student is new, and can't remember technique names during practice tests - and gets mouthy with Sensei - Sensei calmly asks the question again.

Students get exactly what they need with humor and humility where you would expect ego and hubris to be!!

david
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:04 PM   #6
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Re: Poll: How inspiring is your aikido instructor's teachings these days?

very inspiring, as usual! sensei's energy and dedication to the artform makes me feel dedicated too. there's always so much more to learn, and so many layers of practice--the practice seems to grow more challenging, inspiring, and enriching, the farther you go.
PS i actually voted, "i'm not doing aikido right now"... if that option is on every poll, it'll be very easy to know what to answer--unless i take my computer to the dojo!
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