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Old 12-22-2002, 01:01 AM   #1
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AikiWeb Poll for the week of December 22, 2002:

Which season of the year do you find yourself training most intensely in aikido?
  • I don't do aikido
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • I don't know
Here are the current results.
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Old 12-22-2002, 10:53 AM   #2
Dojo: Kenshinkai Yoshinkan Aikido
Location: Portsmouth
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 450
It has nothing to do with the time of year for me. Most of my students are British soldiers, some are in the Balkans, some England (fire-fighting), Some Middle-East, etc.

So my Tatami are fuller when the "bad boys" of the world are behaving themselves.

Fortunately my wife practices (about to examine for 1st Kyu), so I never have to rest.

Last edited by siwilson : 12-22-2002 at 10:55 AM.

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Old 12-25-2002, 12:12 AM   #3
Dojo: Aiki Kun Ren (Iwama style)
Location: Sydney
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 166
i didnt answer because i practice the same all year around.

im in sydney so our weather isnt so extreme but it gets chilly in winter and hot in summer and sometimes the heat or cold can be draining but i still train regardless.

happiness. harmony. compassion.
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Old 12-25-2002, 02:26 AM   #4
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Dojo: 合気研究会
Location: Jakarta Selatan
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 504
Same here...

The four seasons we have here is:





And with some tropical rain mixed into those four.

When I have to die by the sword, I will do so with honor.
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Old 12-25-2002, 09:54 PM   #5
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Location: Florida Gulf coast
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,888
Three times a week, every season.

Until again,


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 12-27-2002, 06:13 PM   #6
Location: livingston, scotland
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 715
Summer camps

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Old 12-30-2002, 11:58 AM   #7
Fred Younger
Dojo: Cottonwood Aikido
Location: Iowa
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3
I try very hard to train everyday, Usually an hour outside early each morning of buki waza. Then an hour of tachi waza inside on the mat after work in the evening.

However, there is something about doing sword cuts in the snow that just trips my trigger. So if it is snowing or there is fresh snow on the ground, I'm out making tracks with my boken and jo.

There is the Japanese term "shugyo" that comes to mind here. It means basically, hard, intense, dedicated training, every day, no matter how you feel or what the weather is like, etc. Of course, there is a fine line between dedicated and stupid. I'm thinking I crossed to the stupid side long ago when it comes to training outdoors, but I love it.
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Old 01-08-2003, 04:25 PM   #8
Fred Younger
Dojo: Cottonwood Aikido
Location: Iowa
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3
Hi All,

In regards to my earlier post, I said I did tachi waza in the evening. Though this is true on occasion, I meant to say tai-jutsu, empty hand training. Sorry for the lapse.


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