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 > AikiWeb System

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 10-14-2007, 01:30 AM   #1
AikiWeb System
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,318
Offline
Poll: Are your aikido friends your main social community in your life?

AikiWeb Poll for the week of October 14, 2007:

Are your aikido friends your main social community in your life?
  • I don't do aikido
  • Yes
  • No
Here are the current results.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2007, 07:46 AM   #2
SeiserL
 
SeiserL's Avatar
Dojo: Roswell Budokan, Kyushinkan Dojo, Aikido World Alliance
Location: Roswell, GA USA
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 3,724
United_States
Offline
Re: Poll: Are your aikido friends your main social community in your life?

No.
But they are very important to me.

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!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2007, 12:07 PM   #3
Qatana
 
Qatana's Avatar
Dojo: Aikido of Petaluma, Petaluma,CA
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 834
Offline
Re: Poll: Are your aikido friends your main social community in your life?

Other than Janet, who is the best "internet date' I've ever had, nope. My dojo is not very social, though some of us are now having lunch together after Saturday training, to make an attempt at building more of a sense of community.
And like Lynn says, my dojomates are very Important to me.

Q
http://www.aikidopetaluma.com/
www.knot-working.com

"It is not wise to be incautious when confronting a little smiling bald man"'- Rule #1
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 01:12 PM   #4
mathewjgano
 
mathewjgano's Avatar
Dojo: Tsubaki Kannagara Jinja Aikidojo; Himeji Shodokan Dojo
Location: Renton
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,114
United_States
Offline
Re: Poll: Are your aikido friends your main social community in your life?

Quote:
Lynn Seiser wrote: View Post
No.
But they are very important to me.
I'd like to echo that.

Gambarimashyo!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 01:47 PM   #5
Karen Wolek
Dojo: Kingston Aikido
Location: New York
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 322
United_States
Offline
Re: Poll: Are your aikido friends your main social community in your life?

Yes. While I do have plenty of non-aikido friends, I spend more time with and/or talking to or emailing or IM-ing with dojo friends. I train six days a week, so it only makes sense that that would be so.

Besides the dojo, school, my new job, and my kids, I don't have a lot of social time, ha!

Karen
"Try not. Do...or do not. There is no try." - Master Yoda
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 02:23 PM   #6
Lan Powers
Dojo: Aikido of Midland, Midland TX
Location: Midland Tx
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 659
Offline
Re: Poll: Are your aikido friends your main social community in your life?

Around half of my close circle are from the art....
(The stable half)...
Lan

Play nice, practice hard, but remember, this is a MARTIAL art!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2007, 07:44 AM   #7
robert weatherall
Dojo: Dynamic Aikido Nocquet
Location: Durham, UK
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 16
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Poll: Are your aikido friends your main social community in your life?

When I had to move away from my dojo because of work I cried like a baby. Although I knew I could study in the city I was moving to I knew it would never be the same.
I am now back at the original dojo and very happy. We like to call ourselves a family and like most families we have our disagreements and there are some people I get on with better than others but I wouldn't be without them again for the world.
So I guess in answer to the question - yes they are the main social community in my life but they are also a lot more than that.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2007, 08:04 PM   #8
Angela Dunn
Dojo: Hartlepool/Peterlee/Billingham
Location: Hartlepool,UK
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 69
England
Offline
Re: Poll: Are your aikido friends your main social community in your life?

Well put Rob, could not agree more!

At the moment they are yes. That's because aikido is my social time away from studying and a whole load of hours spent at work. That's not to say I do not "socialise" with people outside of aikido as my family and to a lesser degree my work colleagues are people I also chose to spend free time with. but they are the ones I have more laughs with.
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

Budo Bear Patterns - Sewing pattern for Women's (and Men's) dogi.



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 Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Watch Out for Aikido 'Shihans'.......... Man of Aiki General 74 02-24-2009 09:37 AM
For Ted Ehara - Boundary of your aikido? billybob General 123 12-18-2006 05:52 AM
Dilution of aikido eugene_lo General 40 02-07-2006 12:22 PM
Poll: Which art do you think is more physically effective - judo or aikido? AikiWeb System AikiWeb System 31 06-05-2005 10:00 AM
Poll: How important is running an aikido dojo as a business? AikiWeb System AikiWeb System 21 11-08-2004 01:37 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:42 PM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 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