What are the qualities of the Aikido Master, and how can you improve your skills to move towards this goal?
Well, you may be a beginner, a seasoned student, or an experienced Aikido teacher, but you have the desire to achieve mastery.
How do I know this is your aim?
It's easy, you are about to begin or have been practising Aikido for years. Why would you take on this massive task unless your ultimate goal is to become the Aikido master?
There are many reasons for practising the art... fitness, flexibility, stamina, speed, health, self defence, discipline, mind/body co-ordination, sense of community, self realisation, etc.
BUT, If you could become the Aikido master, would you want to?
Yes, of course you would!
Well, I'm here to tell you that you can, but are you prepared to make the necessary sacrifices in order to achieve it?
Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, the founder of Aikido was one of the greatest martial artists who ever lived. He was certainly a master of the art, who developed a system that has grown throughout the world.
There are many great Aikido masters who have worked hard at promoting the art, and it is growing in popularity, with new students joining daily.
Morihei studied nature and the universe, using Aikido as a tool to pass on spiritual principles. He was well known as one of the most spiritual people in Japan. He would pray, contemplate, and meditate for hours on end, using breathing and water to...
Purify Mind and Body
He knew, in great depth, how to tap into the ki energy of the universe and used it to help others. His determination to find answers to his questions was almost superhuman.
There are many of Morihei's students who went on to become the Aikido Master. For example... Koichi Tohei, Gozo Shioda, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Morihiro Saito, and many others too numerous to mention here.
All of them are very different in their teaching styles, but, have one thing in common... They were true to themselves and dedicated to being the best they can possibly be.
Aikido Success Blueprint shows you how to develop your aikido skills. It offers you unique wisdom and key actions steps for fast development.
So, what can you do to speed up your learning curve?
First of all, you need to avoid the pitfalls on the path, and you can do this by studying other student's experiences, and researching a variety of Aikido teachers. This way you will know what to avoid or meet head on.
Ok, you may ask, what are some of the pitfalls on the path? Here are some of the most obvious ones, but there are many others...
Not learning ukemi and breakfalls to a good level.
This often stops students from continuing their training, as they experience the fear of injury (which causes tension and possible injury), OR they get an injury and stop training.
Not being a good uke creates resistance, but, you can focus your attention on becoming better, and overcome this potential block on the path to becoming the Aikido Master.
Focusing on doing the technique, rather than receiving it.
This often occurs because, as children, we are taught by parents, schools and society, that we must be winners. People who win are heroes, and people who lose are failures... right?
Life is about the flow of energy and you must experience both extremes, to learn your life lessons. There is yin/yang, positive/negative, win/lose, and Aikido teaches you all about this flow right inside your techniques.
So, receive techniques, relax, uke well, and help your partner, lose well and gracefully, then you will develop your skills at a much faster pace.
Choosing a poor Aikido teacher.
There are plenty of bad Aikido instructors out there, who can slow your development down to a crawl. Some have got a Dan grade, branched out on their own and think they have mastered the required skills... wrong!
You may have met some of them on your travels, and you must avoid this type of Aikido teacher at all costs, as you never stop learning!
There are also many instructors who just copy their instructor, exactly, and don't understand the principles involved with the techniques. They cannot pass on to you what they don't know... right?
So you must find an experienced instructor who also has plenty of other life skills to pass on to you. This way you will learn at a much faster rate and move towards your ultimate goal of becoming the Aikido master.
There are many more pitfalls that will slow down your progress on your individual path to becoming the Aikido Master. If you don't get past these blockages, that create a lot of resistance, then you will never excel.
You want to become an Aikido teacher and the Aikido master...
Aikido Success Blueprint Gives you key action steps to experience great improvements to your skill, and FAST! After all... Knowledge Is Power!