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Old 09-09-2000, 02:33 PM   #1
ze'ev erlich
 
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hi

please dont give me the meaning of AI KI and DO.

we all know that.

try to define aikido.

what realizing its true essense means to you ?

waiting for your opinion friends.

Ze'ev from Israel




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Old 09-09-2000, 05:45 PM   #2
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Firstly, masakatsu agatsu.

The most rewarding (and also, most frightening) thing that aikido has given me is the realization of death. Not only that we will all die, but that too many of us don't really live...

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Old 09-11-2000, 03:07 AM   #3
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Not sure how Aikido has given you a sense of Death Nick, but perhaps that is another thread!!

For me it has given me a sense of completeness. The philosophy of Aikido fits very well with my own being and the harmony within the art helps to promote a sense of peace. Even when I am gasping for breath during a particularly hard class I feel at peace and surprisingly happy! (any other exercise I have done before did not give me a happy feeling to be honest!!)

Also, it has provided a sense of belonging. To a world wide family.

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Old 09-11-2000, 03:13 AM   #4
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You've said it Pete!

Aikido is joyfull and a great way to maintain harmony. For me it has become a necessity.

By the way: welcome to the family

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Old 09-11-2000, 03:29 AM   #5
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JJF said :

By the way: welcome to the family
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Thanks for the welcome!!

The more Aikido people I meet the more I realise I am in safe hands!!


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Old 09-11-2000, 10:43 AM   #6
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"what realizing its true essense means to you ?"

Hi Ze'ev

Aikido allows communication of what is. That "thing" beyond explanation but very much within the realm of our perception. The moment of connection nullifies any sense of separation from ourselves, each other, our environment.

Extremely difficult to say anything further without it being misconstrued.

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Old 09-11-2000, 05:44 PM   #7
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Pete wrote:
Not sure how Aikido has given you a sense of Death Nick, but perhaps that is another thread!!

Also, it has provided a sense of belonging. To a world wide family.
The budo do not deal with facing death as much as the bugei and bujutsu, in which a mistake meant death. I suppose through my interest in Aikido, rather than Aikido itself, has given me a reason to celebrate life but not forget death.

Also, I feel that I've learned some great things about myself since joining- and this worldwide family is one I'm happy to be a part of .

Kanpai,

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Old 09-11-2000, 10:51 PM   #8
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Mikey before Aikido BAD
Mikey after Aikido A LITTLE LESS BAD
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