Thursday, July 31, 2008

I've Been Thinking

Takeno Sensei & Nakagawa Sensei


The other day after class, Alex posed a question to me as to whether I've given up Aikido totally or whether there might be a possibility of my going back for aikido classes.

To be honest the thought of going back to Aikido is there but after training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I don't know if I could go back to the strict formality and/or protocol associated with Aikido (or with most other Japanese martial arts, for that matter).

Of course there are many detractors out there who say Aikido 'does not work' in real life self-defence situations. Ultimately it's up to the individual concerned I suppose, on what he or she is looking to get out of Aikido.

Oh well, when there's a will there's a way I suppose and here's to hoping that that day won't take too long to arrive


6 comments:

Rizan said...

hey dude...i tot of the same thing too...to go back or not to go back....n i felt exactly like u...all that strict protocol...i think my sensei wud get fits if he ever saw how i sat..i don't think i wud enjoy going thru those rigid experiences anymore...i think i'm spoiled doing jits. it's so much more relaxing..like surfing..

Kenu said...

yeah tell me about it...and having to remember everything in Japanese too...aiyo!

Justin said...

Both you slackers better stick with BJJ!!!! or I'll come whoop you with my plaster cast around my ankle!!

Actually the reason why I want you guys to keep doing it is so I can live vicariously through you guys.....while I go play golf.

hahahaha.

Kenu said...

Justin you are still way too young to play golf. If you are gonna try golf, you might as well try watching paint dry first.

I hear both activities do not require a pulse to participate

duck said...

hey Justin! Play Golf??? Oh Noooooo....You are being seduced by the old man side! stick to the budo path. The force is strong in u I sense....

Charles Wong said...

Welcome to the Dark Side, all you Sith lords. Feel the powa of the Dark Side. Let it charge you up, release it and burn up your enemies!! Zzztttt....

Opps, wrong movie (press remote, swtich channel).

Now go back to sweeping the dojo, all you lazy fellas! ;)

PS. Justin is exempted. He can come sip tea with me, after a long ritual of course.