…Accept the Things…

I don’t want to accept that part of aikido practice includes the fact that in every dojo there are practitioners who:

  • Ÿregularly forget to wash their gi,

  • Ÿrarely moderate their throws to match the level of their uke’s experience,

  • Ÿhave a need to constantly correct those of a lower rank – usually without being asked — and often in clear contrast to Sensei’s instruction.

Ÿ  I try to think of these as free bonuses… and learning to live with them as an important aspect of the practice.

 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Originally uploaded by Leonard John Matthews

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