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Hello everyone!!
I was wondering if some you wouldn't mind filling out this questionnaire for me. It's part of my research project which is about whether or not those studying a martial art, incorporate what they learn in their training into their everyday life.

Please forgive me if some of the information I use within the questions are wrong. I, unfortunately, am not currently studying a martial art, and so I do not know as much as I should. But soon, very soon I am hoping to begin studying Iaido.

I'd appreciate any feedback. Thank you!


1. Age: 2. Gender:
3. How long have you been taking Martial Arts?

4. Why did you begin studying Martial Arts?



5. “Which do you fear more, a live blade or a wooden stick?”


6. Which would you prefer wearing designer clothing or just anything? (Circle One)

7. What do you do in your spare time?



8. What are your thoughts about death?


9. If you were in a situation that could mean instant glorification, would you go for it?

10. Do you finish what you begin?

11. If you were engaged in a fierce battle, what is/are your goal(s) if fighting against many?


12. Would you go at all costs to achieve your goals?

13. Do you frequently use vulgar language?

14. Becoming skilled in your martial art, not only takes physical and mechanic moves, but involves the mind as well. Taking that into account what can you achieve?


15. Would you join the military?

16. Do you do any community service or volunteer work? Enjoy it?

17. Do you mind waiting for something or would you rather have it right away?

18. Do you hold grudges?

19. Are you very opinionated?

20. What does samurai mean to you?

21. From all your training, what’s a piece of advice you would give?

22. What are your thoughts on these thirteen points?
1. Every technique should be done with a combination.
2. Always move both feet. This is natural. Never move only one foot.
3. Do not favor one foot.
4. Maintain flexibility. This is essential so you can adapt to the situation.
5. Pattern your techniques after your size and comfort.
6. Do not favor one technique.
7. The time to attack is when your opponent blinks, when he takes a breath, when he tenses, or when he slackens. This instant is called suki. Suki is a stopping of the mind. It is a space between two objects or points of time.
8. There must be no intention; it must just happen. This is zen.
9. Maintain a superior mindset. Never consider losing. If you do, you will.
10. Move in combat as you do everyday life, and vice versa.
11. Act freely of any conscious thought to act. There should be no sign of effort.
12. When there is no intention, there is no thought.
13. Maintain your balance. Never extend yourself over too great an area. (Miyamoto Musashi)

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From:davinity78
Date:May 26th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)

My opinions and answers....

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1. Age:27

2. Gender:male

3. How long have you been taking Martial Arts?Since I was 13

4. Why did you begin studying Martial Arts?My parents, my father is a Vietnam vet a 82nd airborne ranger he was a sniper. It was his Ideal for me and my brother to learn.

5. “Which do you fear more, a live blade or a wooden stick?”The stick

6. Which would you prefer wearing designer clothing or just anything? (Circle One)Just anything

7. What do you do in your spare time?seek knowledge

8. What are your thoughts about death?Death is a journey not a religion

9. If you were in a situation that could mean instant glorification, would you go for it?no

10. Do you finish what you begin?75% of the time depends on the situation

11. If you were engaged in a fierce battle, what is/are your goal(s) if fighting against many?balance, patience, to flow like water, to use the opponents weight and energy against them selves

12. Would you go at all costs to achieve your goals?yes
13. Do you frequently use vulgar language?may be 2 bad words in a day

14. Becoming skilled in your martial art, not only takes physical and mechanic moves, but involves the mind as well. Taking that into account what can you achieve?Chi (my center)

15. Would you join the military?yes

16. Do you do any community service or volunteer work?yes Enjoy it?yes

17. Do you mind waiting for something or would you rather have it right away?I would wait a life time

18. Do you hold grudges?no never

19. Are you very opinionated?yes

20. What does samurai mean to you?the way of peace

21. From all your training what is a piece of advice you would give?learn one move practice it daily master that one move and you can even defeat a better opponent who knows many moves

22. What are your thoughts on these thirteen points?
T= true F= false

1. Every technique should be done with a combination. F

2. Always move both feet. This is natural. Never move only one foot. T & F depends on the technique

3. Do not favor one foot. T

4. Maintain flexibility. This is essential so you can adapt to the situation. T

5. Pattern your techniques after your size and comfort. T & F

6. Do not favor one technique. T & F

7. The time to attack is when your opponent blinks, when he takes a breath, when he tenses, or when he slackens. This instant is called suki. Suki is a stopping of the mind. It is a space between two objects or points of time. T & F

8. There must be no intention; it must just happen. This is zen.
Things are for a reason the flow of chi the energy that is can only be redirected, slowed, opponent chi is the energy constantly flowing.

9. Maintain a superior mindset. Never consider losing. If you do, you will. Negatives can become positives if we choose it that way

10. Move in combat as you do everyday life, and vice versa. If your center is then that is how it is to be

11. Act freely of any conscious thought to act. There should be no sign of effort. Very T

12. When there is no intention, there is no thought. T & F false because the mind is made up of energy energy that is simply redirected. there fore thoughts are present.

13. Maintain your balance. Never extend yourself over too great an area. (Miyamoto Musashi) T when you are at peace and are centered all is possible and can be achieved Quote: Ken Kamrick my Shihan
From:ureshii_tea
Date:May 28th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)

Re: My opinions and answers....

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Thank you for filling out my questionnaire. Every single reply I can get is important to me. Thank you so much!!
From:davinity78
Date:May 30th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)

Re: My opinions and answers....

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It is as it needs be. It is the question I look for.
From:davidcougle
Date:June 30th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)
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Sorry, just recently changed this.

1. Age: 26

2. Gender: Male

3. How long have you been taking Martial Arts?
Truly, since 2001.

4. Why did you begin studying Martial Arts?
It was free at my school, and I've always wanted to excel in it.

5. “Which do you fear more, a live blade or a wooden stick?”
Live blade.


6. Which would you prefer wearing designer clothing or just anything?
Anything

7. What do you do in your spare time?
Computer stuff, often.

8. What are your thoughts about death?
I'm a Christian, I'm saved by the blood.

9. If you were in a situation that could mean instant glorification, would you go for it?
Depends on the cost and situation.

10. Do you finish what you begin?
Usually

11. If you were engaged in a fierce battle, what is/are your goal(s) if fighting against many?
Get away.


12. Would you go at all costs to achieve your goals?
No

13. Do you frequently use vulgar language?
No

14. Becoming skilled in your martial art, not only takes physical and mechanic moves, but involves the mind as well. Taking that into account what can you achieve?
Far more than my body would think.

15. Would you join the military?
I am in the military.

16. Do you do any community service or volunteer work? Enjoy it?
I have, and did enjoy.

17. Do you mind waiting for something or would you rather have it right away?
No.

18. Do you hold grudges?
Sometimes

19. Are you very opinionated?
Yes

20. What does samurai mean to you?
Disciple and honor.

21. From all your training, what’s a piece of advice you would give?
Never use it unless you have to.

22. What are your thoughts on these thirteen points?
1. Every technique should be done with a combination.
Ideally, but not practically.

2. Always move both feet. This is natural. Never move only one foot.
Does not work for our art.

3. Do not favor one foot.
Be most efficient with what you can do.

4. Maintain flexibility. This is essential so you can adapt to the situation.
Yes.

5. Pattern your techniques after your size and comfort.
Yes.

6. Do not favor one technique.
Yes.

7. The time to attack is when your opponent blinks, when he takes a breath, when he tenses, or when he slackens. This instant is called suki. Suki is a stopping of the mind. It is a space between two objects or points of time.

Tsuki is strike.

8. There must be no intention; it must just happen. This is zen.
Mushen is the mind of no mind.

9. Maintain a superior mindset. Never consider losing. If you do, you will.
Consider staying alive.

10. Move in combat as you do everyday life, and vice versa.
No, center is never more important than in combat.

11. Act freely of any conscious thought to act. There should be no sign of effort.
True.

12. When there is no intention, there is no thought.
Somewhat.

13. Maintain your balance. Never extend yourself over too great an area. (Miyamoto Musashi)
Yes.

From:ronin_warrior_j
Date:July 25th, 2006 07:14 am (UTC)
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1. Age: 27

2. Gender: Male

3. How long have you been taking Martial Arts? 15 years

4. Why did you begin studying Martial Arts? Love

5. “Which do you fear more, a live blade or a wooden stick?” Wooden Stick

6. Which would you prefer wearing designer clothing or just anything? Anything

7. What do you do in your spare time? Train

8. What are your thoughts about death? Its inevitable


9. If you were in a situation that could mean instant glorification, would you go for it? How serious is the situation?

10. Do you finish what you begin? I always do my best to.

11. If you were engaged in a fierce battle, what is/are your goal(s) if fighting against many? Using one man against another.

12. Would you go at all costs to achieve your goals? Depends on the cost.

13. Do you frequently use vulgar language? i have 2 little girls so I try not to.

14. Becoming skilled in your martial art, not only takes physical and mechanic moves, but involves the mind as well. Taking that into account what can you achieve? You never stop learning.

15. Would you join the military? USMC

16. Do you do any community service or volunteer work? Enjoy it? Yes and Yes

17. Do you mind waiting for something or would you rather have it right away? Im in no hurry.

18. Do you hold grudges? Depends on the situation

19. Are you very opinionated? Yes

20. What does samurai mean to you? Honor

21. From all your training, what’s a piece of advice you would give? Nothing great comes easy.

22. What are your thoughts on these thirteen points?

1. Every technique should be done with a combination. depends

2. Always move both feet. This is natural. Never move only one foot. True

3. Do not favor one foot. be fluid

4. Maintain flexibility. This is essential so you can adapt to the situation. Twigs snap

5. Pattern your techniques after your size and comfort. Good advice.

6. Do not favor one technique. True

7. The time to attack is when your opponent blinks, when he takes a breath, when he tenses, or when he slackens. This instant is called suki. Suki is a stopping of the mind. It is a space between two objects or points of time. Yes

8. There must be no intention; it must just happen. This is zen. Sometimes

9. Maintain a superior mindset. Never consider losing. If you do, you will. Confidence

10. Move in combat as you do everyday life, and vice versa. When i walk that is Aikido

11. Act freely of any conscious thought to act. There should be no sign of effort. Yes

12. When there is no intention, there is no thought. yes

13. Maintain your balance. Never extend yourself over too great an area. (Miyamoto Musashi) Diamond principle
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