we went to Aiki…

we went to Aikido the other night. The lessons were free for the first time. The boys got right into it. David did all the exercises; having to run past a swishing stick, being pelted by balls and having to dodge them by holding onto his ‘hari’. or his spirirtual centre; which is found 3 fingers underneath your belly button. This was him actually physically, listening to an Aikido master and testing his strength or ‘ki’ against real people. I want him to continue towork with real people. Even though he and his friend scoffed at the shabby scout hall setting, the swiftness with which they engaged in the class, said otherwise about their hunger to be accepted and taught by older men and boys who were all too willing to help with our two. Does the WOW world enable them to be so so picky about the people they interract with? David says that it is skills based. He will play with people who are good players. So I lead him to the idea that in the real world it is like this too. If you don’t get the game of learning right, you don’t get to play with people of your level later on and you are stuck in the boring levels of society with not as many options. That the skills he has learnt in WOW; the hard work, the dedication can be transferred to other actitities.. like Aikido.

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A frustrated mum blogging about her journey parenting a 14 year old son addicted to the computer game WOW- world of warcraft
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