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 > General

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 06-18-2004, 05:54 AM   #1
Kyudos
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 13
United Kingdom
Offline
Aikido And Marriage

Dear All,

Newbie here on the forums. Have a little task you may be able to help me with, since my aikido reading is very limited at the moment.

I met my fiancee at aikido - we are getting married in August. Because of our mutual interest, we'd like to include some aikido related anecdotes in our wedding ceremony - since it struck us that the concepts of harmony and blending could equally apply to marriage as to technique.

So what I was wondering is - what are your thoughts? Any anecdotes of your own? Any passages from books you've read that would apply to love/marriage as well as aikido?

Thanks,

Kyudos
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2004, 06:42 AM   #2
j0nharris
Dojo: Kododan Aikido USA
Location: Radford Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 201
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido And Marriage

My wife and I had a nice aiki wedding, as well, presided over by one of our instructors! We wore formal kimononos over new gi's with white cotton hakama.
We did do a couple of blending exercises toward the end to demonstrate harmony and moving together. And I don't think that anyone there will ever forget what one person called "the most unique" wedding he'd ever seen.
We thought about making a reception line for everyone to throw the bride & groom, but didn't quite go that far (esp. since we knew that there'd be some mean nasty judoka in the crowd!).
Best of luck to you guys.

jon harris

Life is a journey...
Now, who took my @#$%! map?!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2004, 01:34 PM   #3
Janet Rosen
 
Janet Rosen's Avatar
Location: Left Coast
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,339
Offline
Re: Aikido And Marriage

One of my favorite photos is from my friends' wedding; the bride, in her white gown, caught in the middle of doing koshinage to the groom.
best of luck!

Janet Rosen
http://www.zanshinart.com
"peace will enter when hate is gone"--percy mayfield
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2004, 02:11 PM   #4
j0nharris
Dojo: Kododan Aikido USA
Location: Radford Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 201
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido And Marriage

Can you post a copy of that pic Janet?? I would love to see it!

jon harris

Life is a journey...
Now, who took my @#$%! map?!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2004, 03:51 PM   #5
henry brown
 
henry brown's Avatar
Dojo: Soseikan, Worth IL
Location: Chicago suburbs
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 46
Offline
Re: Aikido And Marriage

Why don't you give the guests boken and walk through a passage of drawn swords
  Reply With Quote

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 On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K. Tohei vs Aikikai Gwion General 64 12-13-2010 11:40 AM
Steven Seagal Interview ad_adrian General 45 01-15-2010 03:34 PM
How Aikido disturbs my marriage Unregistered Anonymous 13 03-13-2004 06:36 AM
sociological observation- marriage crand32100 General 10 02-15-2004 02:27 PM
Children In Aikido Adam_Aikidoka General 15 06-14-2002 07:55 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:44 AM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2024 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2024 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