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Old 08-07-2003, 12:48 AM   #26
sanosuke
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Hi David,

thanks for the post, but one thing is how can i realize that i have 'Takuan' within me? Is this 'Takuan' means the 'center'? Is it through years of training before I realize the 'Takuan' within me?

looking foward to train with you too, which part of KL do you train?
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Old 08-07-2003, 02:49 AM   #27
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I was introducing a new student to the rest of the class a few months back, and while doing so I realised that 4 out of the 5 people on the mat that day were school teachers.

Interesting.

Justin

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Old 08-07-2003, 08:01 AM   #28
Ron Tisdale
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Quote:
David Yap wrote:
Touching on Ron's statement - I gather that he meant more intellecture people do Aikido than any other martial arts. IMO, that's just general statement without substance.

Still searching ..

David
Hi David,

It is at this point, cause I haven't found the article yet I had to take a friend to the emergency room last night (non-aikido related). What I remember the article saying was that in terms of formal education (high school, college, post-graduate) aikido students tended to have more education than other practitioners. I will try to find the relevant article, and post any corrections then.

Ron
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Old 08-08-2003, 05:14 AM   #29
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Hi Reza,

Takuan was a Zen Buddhist monk whose wisdom was seek by all the top swordmen of Japan. I assume that you have read the "Books of Five Rings" by Musashi

I now train under Jun Yamada shihan at Aikikai M'sia HQ dojo.

See you there.

David
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Old 08-08-2003, 05:40 AM   #30
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Ron Tisdale wrote:
Hi David,

It is at this point, cause I haven't found the article yet I had to take a friend to the emergency room last night (non-aikido related). What I remember the article saying was that in terms of formal education (high school, college, post-graduate) aikido students tended to have more education than other practitioners. I will try to find the relevant article, and post any corrections then.

Ron
Hi Ron,

I'm a certified accountant and I've trained in various martial arts. Currently, I do karate, aikido, push-hands and archery. Generally, when you carry out a statistical study you need to categorize the samples, e.g. by age groups etc.

I started karate when I was 14. Some of us (my dojo mates)have become professionals in our chosen fields - accountants, lawyers, surgeons, educationists etc. You need to be aware that certain martial arts (esp. external arts) have more forceful physical contacts compared to aikido and as we aged, we do not have the physics for such vigorous arts. Most of us (who are still interested in MA) will switch to softer internal art forms such as Tai-Chi, Chi Gong and even Aikido. The criteria is more on age rather than intellecture backgrounds. If you visit the university campus today, which in MA clubs will you find the most students?

See my point.

David
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:14 AM   #31
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Hey, I'm not one to argue statistics with a statistitian(sp). I'm just passing on the article, once I get time to find it (had practise last night, 2 hours, hot bath and sleep afterward).

I did wrestling in high school and college, kickboxing and Hung Gar Kung Fu in college, Shotokan in grad school overseas, then more kickboxing, then aikido. So our MA backgrounds are pretty much on par as far as variety. Hopefully I'll find the article this weekend, then you can take it up with the authors...

Ron

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