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Old 02-22-2002, 10:35 AM   #1
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Ai symbol Dealing with Lack of Spirit

I'm new to this thread thing so bear with me.

My question is this: How do you deal with someone who doesn't get the true spirit of Aikido? To try and simplify a little...how do you deal with someone who is getting the technical part of Aikido, but in all reality they don't have the true spirit, love, or respect of what Aikido really is? I have seen this happen in a number of cases and I'm curious on how other Aikidoists deal with them.
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Old 02-22-2002, 10:56 AM   #2
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Keep training.
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Old 02-22-2002, 11:25 AM   #3
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Well, it's simple.

You come up to them and explain, that this and that, they don't get the true spirit of love, and you have a problem with it.

Then you tell them that they better get that true spirit love and Aikido fast, before you get real pissed.

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Old 02-22-2002, 01:02 PM   #4
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Re: Dealing with Lack of Spirit

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Originally posted by Kevin Beyer
I'm new to this thread thing so bear with me.

My question is this: How do you deal with someone who doesn't get the true spirit of Aikido? [snip]
The True Spirit Of Aikido. Damn, I've been searching for it all these years and all the time you've had it!

Sincerely,

Greg Jennings
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Old 02-22-2002, 01:27 PM   #5
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Re: Dealing with Lack of Spirit

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I'm new to this thread thing so bear with me.

My question is this: How do you deal with someone who doesn't get the true spirit of Aikido? .
Hi Kevin!

...just ignore them ...they'll quit before too long, so it's not worth you worrying about!

Regards,

Brian Vickery

"The highest level of technique to achieve is that of having NO technique!"
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Old 02-22-2002, 07:10 PM   #6
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Re: Dealing with Lack of Spirit

1)Remind him / her to relax - it is not a sportive competition.
2)Make sure he / she never hurts nor disrespects anyone.
3)Discuss the matter with your sensei.
4)Consider being a stiff uke or showing reversals / attacking openings if the offender is a big-time jerk.

Peace,
Dean
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Old 02-23-2002, 03:33 AM   #7
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Re: Re: Dealing with Lack of Spirit

I think the right Aikido spirit is not easy to get, especially by beginners (like me). But respect IS essential.
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