Survey: Motivations and Beliefs

We want your opinion.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important survey. We are collecting data on motivations and beliefs about the martial art of Aikido in hopes of understanding what practitioners are looking for when they train in Aikido.

This survey should take 10 minutes or less to complete. Please provide your email address so we can follow up with you regarding the survey and our results.

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11 comments

  • Good morning.
    About the sentences:
    “I believe that it is possible for myself or someone else to eventually surpass even O’sensei’s skill level.”

    or

    “I believe if I continue to train diligently, I will surpass my instructor’s skill level.”

    In short words. “Is possible and I don’t care”.
    Why?, because Aikido is in constant evolution. Allways it’s changing.
    The important thing is transmit the spirit and filosofy of Aikido to other people and learn all the time. Aikido is an continous improvement, for me.
    The rest are secondary things.
    Regards from Argentina
    Osvaldo

    • They are all important but just depends on where you are on your journey. I believe both are possible and one has already happened many times over. If it were not so art would be long dead.

  • They are all important but just depends on where you are on your journey. I believe both are possible and one has already happened many times over. If it were not so art would be long dead.

  • n my humble opinion change all much not for the better in some things but also evolved much memory when practiced without having to go to seminars and sensei believed that you were ready you rendías
    I think O’sensei would be very happy to see how is to spread his art but also would see how the tradition has been lost

  • Next time please do not formulate negative statements: with this survey you will get a lot of wrong results, because asking “My Aikido classes are not fun enough that they motivate me to come back for more” and then giving the option “Somewhat Disagree”… is pretty hard to comprehend.

    • Hi Sibul – great to hear from you. After the survey is closed, we will provide a short write up on the survey instrument construction and methodology we used. There are specific reasons the survey language and format was set up as it was. We’re very much looking forward to sharing insights with the community soon!

  • Hello,
    I was a bit amazed that during the survey I felt as if “Fun” was supposed to be a goal of Aikido. As an instructor I believe students should enjoy class, but that isn’t always “Fun”.
    Might I suggest that “Satisfying…Satisfaction… Accomplished…Accomplishment” be considered in the future.

    Osu !
    Ernest