What’s the worst that had happened to you on the aikido tatami? What’s the wrathiest feat you’ve witness on the aikido mats?
Of most Japanese men I’ve studied with, they won’t hesitate for a nanosecond before they smack you on the head and call you “aho”/ “baka” (stupid). The same is observed in sensei in karate, kobudo, kendo, iaido, jujitsu, and even sushi chief (yes, I am learning sushi…)
However, I’ve yet to see anything like that on the aikido mats. Does that make them softer? I don’t know. Kawahara shihan is one of the wrathiest man I’ve ever live to train with. I almost wanted to cry when he grabbed me to show my partner how to properly ni-kyo…
I just thought this is interesting observation. Sensei in budo are supposed to guide and maybe push their students (I think), but I see that this (pushing student) is done very differently in aikido. For those of you who cross train, any thoughts?
P.S. I just want to vent off my frustrations and maybe embarrassment. I got send home early last night from karate practice, because I was tired and had no kime, I also wasn’t kiaiing. I got clobbered on the head and told “no good. If no focus, no kiai, better no come. Go home. Bye bye”.
Most of the time, I go to aikido practice half dead from school/work and possibly karate. I never got told that. I am so hurt! ;_;