Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > AikiWeb System

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-03-2007, 12:30 AM   #1
AikiWeb System
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,318
Offline
Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

AikiWeb Poll for the week of June 3, 2007:

Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?
  • I don't do aikido
  • Yes
  • No
Here are the current results.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2007, 09:21 AM   #2
Amelia Smith
 
Amelia Smith's Avatar
Dojo: Martha's Vineyard Aikido Club
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 154
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

Yes! It's a great way to meet people, and keep up a little tiny bit with training. However, sometimes it's hard to make contact with, and find, dojos in unfamiliar places. I mean, most dojos are not in the center of their cities, and can be a bit hard to get to. I've visited dojos in Singapore, Chaing Mai, and Barcelona, so far, plus a few in the US, and somehow just didn't get around to going to the one in Beijing. Next time...
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2007, 04:33 PM   #3
Mary Turner
Dojo: Joshinkan
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 56
United_States
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

Yes!
Whenever I'm visiting North Carolina's beautiful beaches, I make time to visit Kure Beach Aikido . They are welcoming and fun!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
George S. Ledyard
 
George S. Ledyard's Avatar
Dojo: Aikido Eastside
Location: Bellevue, WA
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,629
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

Aikido training away from the dojo is my vacation.

George S. Ledyard
Aikido Eastside
Bellevue, WA
Aikido Eastside
AikidoDvds.Com
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2007, 07:16 PM   #5
Karen Wolek
Dojo: Kingston Aikido
Location: New York
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 322
United_States
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

Yes! Most of my "vacations" are to seminars and camps. And every summer the kids and I spend a couple-three weeks in Texas with my family...while there, I practice at Aikido of El Paso as often as I can.

Karen
"Try not. Do...or do not. There is no try." - Master Yoda
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2007, 07:41 PM   #6
PeterR
 
PeterR's Avatar
Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
Location: Himeji, Japan
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 3,020
Japan
Online
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

Quote:
Amelia Smith wrote: View Post
Yes! It's a great way to meet people, and keep up a little tiny bit with training. However, sometimes it's hard to make contact with, and find, dojos in unfamiliar places. I mean, most dojos are not in the center of their cities, and can be a bit hard to get to. I've visited dojos in Singapore, Chaing Mai, and Barcelona, so far, plus a few in the US, and somehow just didn't get around to going to the one in Beijing. Next time...
Yes I am having trouble getting in contact with the ones in Shanghai at the moment - far easier to do that in Europe or N. America.

In any case, I alwas get something out of the visits even if its just a little company outside the hotel room. I hve found some real gems in out of the way places.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2007, 07:16 AM   #7
Dazzler
Dojo: Templegate Dojo, bristol & Bristol North Aikido Dojo
Location: Bristol
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 638
England
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

yes - this is the easiest poll to date.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2007, 08:19 AM   #8
gdandscompserv
 
gdandscompserv's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,214
United_States
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

I'm a bit like George on this one. Most of my vacations revolve around aikido seminars/events.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2007, 09:09 AM   #9
Qatana
 
Qatana's Avatar
Dojo: Aikido of Petaluma, Petaluma,CA
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 834
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

What is this word "vacation"?
I get so far as finding out if there is a dojo nearby when I have to travel but so far haven't been able to actually visit them as class/work schedules always seem to conflict.
I bring my gi along regardless.

Q
http://www.aikidopetaluma.com/
www.knot-working.com

"It is not wise to be incautious when confronting a little smiling bald man"'- Rule #1
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2007, 11:11 AM   #10
mriehle
 
mriehle's Avatar
Dojo: New School Aikido
Location: Stockton, CA
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 320
United_States
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

Like George Ledyard, I consider training away from my home dojo a vacation. I regularly spend time in either my own dojo in Rio Vista, or my teacher's dojo in Stockton. Both are rewarding, but - let's face it - part of my obligation to my students.

Visiting another dojo is just about training, learning and maybe having some fun. It energizes me, renews my commitment to Aikido and all around makes me feel better about myself.

This is, of course, especially true when I visit a dojo where they do things radically differently from what I normally do and the Sensei says to me afterward, "You really did well. Better than most visitors we get here." (This happened to me a couple of times recently and I see it as validation of my training in an interesting sort of way.)

But even when I just struggle through and get to meet some new people, it's a good experience.

  Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2007, 02:14 PM   #11
aikidoc
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,652
United_States
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

What's a vacation?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 09:25 AM   #12
jennifer paige smith
 
jennifer paige smith's Avatar
Dojo: Confluence Aiki-Dojo / Santa Cruz Sword Club
Location: Santa Cruz
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,049
United_States
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

Quote:
John Riggs wrote: View Post
What's a vacation?
LOL

Jennifer Paige Smith
Confluence Aikido Systems
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 03:54 PM   #13
James Davis
 
James Davis's Avatar
Dojo: Ft. Myers School of Aikido
Location: Ft. Myers, FL.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 716
United_States
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

Aikido on vacation? Would if I could!

The closest I've come to that is being able to go up to the aikiweb seminar (but only for one day ).

It wasn't a vacation, and I had to jump through some hoops to make it happen ( "Baby, uh, can we go visit your aunt in Orlando?" ). It was well worth the trip, though.

"The only difference between Congress and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors spend their own money." -Tom Feeney, representative from Florida
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 04:08 PM   #14
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,216
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

I have used all of my vacation time for aikido. Even those years where I was married I used the "every other vacation year" for aikido.
Well, I didn't stay married very long, although I always thought that harmony means "every other".

In gassho,

Mark
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 09:46 PM   #15
Chicko Xerri
Dojo: Aikido Kenkyukai International Fudoshin dojo Australia.
Location: Noosa Heads, Australia
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 64
Australia
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

http://www.fudoshindo.blogspot.com
Absolutly Yes. Always. Aikido keeps me travelling throughout the year. If its not Japan its Europe, if not Europe its closer to home. I love it. Osensei, if he was anything he was definatly a great explorer. What a wonder he left us with.
www.aikido-fudoshin.com

Last edited by Chicko Xerri : 06-05-2007 at 09:58 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 08:40 AM   #16
SmilingNage
Location: NJ
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 241
United_States
Offline
Re: Poll: Do you like including aikido training as a part of vacation travel?

Yeppers,
I always check out the local dojo when travel. In fact, I was just in Orlando and got to train at Linden sensei's dojo. The time spent talking it up with him and training at the dojo made the trip so well worth it. Even made me forget the speeding ticket I got in South Carolina, sort of .

Dont make me, make you, grab my wrist.
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

Aikido DVDs and Video Downloads - by George Ledyard Sensei & other great teachers from AikidoDVDS.Com



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Nage/Uke Dynamic - Guidelines senshincenter General 47 02-20-2006 05:20 PM
Article: Clarity and Self-Delusion in One's Training by George S. Ledyard AikiWeb System AikiWeb System 65 12-24-2005 07:34 AM
Omoto-kyo Theology senshincenter Spiritual 77 12-04-2005 09:50 PM
Training iai as a part of aikido Stefaan Six General 4 07-27-2005 06:20 PM
Shu Ha Ri akiy General 21 07-12-2004 02:32 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:17 AM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate