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Lee Mulgrew
06-21-2006, 04:45 AM
I've just posted something on the "does sensei have his own plane?" thread and it got me thinking.... what advertising slogans could you have for Aikido?

my first was 'Aikido, a great excuse for spousal abuse!'

Or... Come fly with us.... for a limited period of time only!

'we can show you the Ki to self defence' :o :rolleyes:

Any other ideas?

DmG
06-21-2006, 06:53 AM
Once upon a time, my old dojo had a t-shirt for "frequent flyers club". The old Capital Aikikai t-shirt used to say "before enlightenment, draw water, chop wood. After enlightment, order pizza, drink beer." But my all time favorite is the one from Palm Beach Aikikai with a big mean samurai wielding a sword, and the slogan said "More Wasabi"

Currently, I'm partial to the one on the bumper sticker message thread: "Don't trust anyone further than you can throw them. We'll show you how."

Hanna B
06-21-2006, 07:29 AM
A slogan I have seen translates as "Aikido - human origami".

Tharis
06-21-2006, 08:16 AM
From Oberlin Aikikai, a few years ago while I was still a student:

"Harmony Kicks Ass"

John Boswell
06-21-2006, 03:21 PM
From Oberlin Aikikai, a few years ago while I was still a student:

"Harmony Kicks Ass"

DING! DING! DING! DING!

WE HAVE A WINNER !! :D :p

Qatana
06-21-2006, 08:21 PM
>>my first was 'Aikido, a great excuse for spousal abuse!' <<

This is not funny. I know. It is very sad when one hears that one's ex-husband has died and all one can feel is relief that he can't ever hurt her again.

Lee Mulgrew
06-22-2006, 02:53 AM
Well my wife finds it funny.... or she will if she knows what's good for her!

Is that the time? must dash, haven't finished the housework and she'll be back any minute EEEK!!!!

Lee Mulgrew
07-21-2006, 05:28 AM
hey! I was only joking! we have a very harmonious and loving relationship wer'e best friends and all that! really did not mean to upset anyone :sorry:
how about...... ukemi, i can fly!
or, aikido.....trust someone as far as you can throw them! :eek:

John Boswell
07-21-2006, 10:25 AM
Just throwing some random ideas out there.

"Aikido : Reach out and grab someone."

"Peace through greater throwing power."

"Who needs a gun (knife,weapon), when you can hit someone with the Planet?

"Aikido: Size doesn't matter. (...but it makes things more interesting!)

(Here's a tacky one, but I think it's funny. ;) )

On the front of the T-shirt, where the "pocket" space would be, it would read:
"Aikido Mofo"
... on the back of the shirt is would say: "Grab my wrist. I dare you." evileyes

I'll keep working on this. I'm sure there are some good ideas. I know I've had better ones before this. ;)

Dajo251
07-21-2006, 01:14 PM
Just throwing some random ideas out there.


"Who needs a gun (knife,weapon), when you can hit someone with the Planet?



I'll keep working on this. I'm sure there are some good ideas. I know I've had better ones before this. ;)
I love that one, we are trying to designe t-shirts for our dojo would you mind if I pilfered that idea?

BC
07-21-2006, 01:22 PM
"Aikido - puttin' the harm back in harmony!"

mjchip
07-21-2006, 01:32 PM
We are also doing T-shirts now and have narrowed it down to a few slogans:

1. "Shut up and train." [the leading contender]
2. "If it hurts, it must be working."
3. ".....the roots."

Best regards,

Mark

mjchip
07-21-2006, 01:34 PM
From Oberlin Aikikai, a few years ago while I was still a student:

"Harmony Kicks Ass"

I love it! LOL

Mark

Avery Jenkins
07-21-2006, 01:42 PM
"Aikido - puttin' the harm back in harmony!"


YES!!!

Ecosamurai
07-21-2006, 01:55 PM
I was tempted to use the following slogan for our university club:

"Our drinking club has a bit of an aikido problem..."

But settled for our organisations usual t-shirt slogan instead.

Mike

Lee Mulgrew
07-23-2006, 07:01 AM
I was tempted to use the following slogan for our university club:

"Our drinking club has a bit of an aikido problem..."

But settled for our organisations usual t-shirt slogan instead.

Mike

lol! I like it! would that be the AA (Aikidoka anonymous!) :p

emma.mason15
07-23-2006, 08:49 PM
im impressed with most of these ...
no really ... me ..... IMPRESSED ...
will wonders ever sease?

Lee Mulgrew
08-03-2006, 05:17 AM
im impressed with most of these ...
no really ... me ..... IMPRESSED ...
will wonders ever sease?

SEASE? are we on a boat? :D

"AIKIDO.....just like PLAY-DO with people!"
Geddit!!

Selnith
08-07-2006, 07:14 AM
i'm going to a course this week and i'm thinking of putting some slogans on some t-shirts, anyone mind if i use some of these? they're really good

mriehle
08-09-2006, 06:40 PM
I feel compelled to post this:

http://www.cafepress.com/megastuff/1302343

Bridge
08-10-2006, 04:20 AM
What's that padded baton/tanto thing used in shodokan?

I remember our university aikido club had one of those on a poster with "We'll show you a good time" underneath it.

Nich Sanctis
08-10-2006, 02:23 PM
SEASE? are we on a boat? :D

"AIKIDO.....just like PLAY-DO with people!"
Geddit!!

We should have aikiweb shirts with that as the slogan. Very good.

wmreed
08-10-2006, 02:49 PM
I feel compelled to post this:

http://www.cafepress.com/megastuff/1302343
My favorite one isn't there anymore: "Aikidoka do it with a strong Irimi."

Lee Mulgrew
08-15-2006, 05:03 AM
Bad ukemi = aki DOH!! :eek:
It's bad i know but hey who can miss a homer joke!

mriehle
08-15-2006, 12:42 PM
My favorite one isn't there anymore: "Aikidoka do it with a strong Irimi."

Right, well, a friend of mine has a CafePress shop that offers these charming gems:

http://www.cafepress.com/aikidomojo.2893296
http://www.cafepress.com/aikidomojo.2893622

(I left out the one about irimi, but it's there...)

And I love this one:

http://www.cafepress.com/buy/Aikido/-/pv_design_details/pg_1/id_8795440/opt_/fpt_/c_360/

Karen Wolek
08-15-2006, 03:00 PM
http://www.cafepress.com/buy/Aikido/-/pv_design_details/pg_1/id_8795440/opt_/fpt_/c_360/

Ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I need that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MikeE
08-15-2006, 03:01 PM
We printed 2 t-shirts this year.

The first said: "If you can read this, you are within my range of effectiveness" with our logo on the back.

The Second: "Three taps makes the pain go away" with beer glasses with our 3 dojo logos on the back.

mriehle
08-15-2006, 04:54 PM
Yes, you do, Karen. Of course you do. Just remember, you deserve the shirt, you earned the shirt and it's in your best interests to have the shirt.


:D :D :D :D :D

Simone
08-16-2006, 05:06 AM
Hi Krystyna,

now I know where you got the ideas for your t-shirts. I've seen them, folks, they look great!

Did you enjoy the course?

Simone (feverish uno-player who has to go to bed early...)

Selnith
08-19-2006, 06:06 PM
Hi Krystyna,

now I know where you got the ideas for your t-shirts. I've seen them, folks, they look great!

Did you enjoy the course?

Simone (feverish uno-player who has to go to bed early...)

i loved the course i'm saving to go to next year's too (bu the whole things this time)
and i remember you, how are you?

:ai: :ki: :do:

Simone
08-21-2006, 12:33 AM
Hi Krystyna,

fine, thanks. All the aches and bruises have gone by now.

I'll do the inscription for next years course this week. Promised! See if you can come over for the Christkindl course, too.... Ask Chris for information.

See, that's how we do advertising for our courses.....

Keep on training,

Simone

Lee Mulgrew
08-22-2006, 04:30 AM
Hi Krystyna,

now I know where you got the ideas for your t-shirts. I've seen them, folks, they look great!

Did you enjoy the course?

Simone (feverish uno-player who has to go to bed early...)

are we talking about the family reunion in Scarborough here? how much fun was that?! tony did a fantastic job organising it (even if i could only make it for a few days :sorry: )
anyway, back on track...
aikido, a martial art for the lazy....
the less you need to move, the better you are!

or for noobies: Grab me .... no not like that,like this, no, no, you have to let me!!! :D

I don't think that's a good advert though really is it? :blush:

Rigel Keffer
09-04-2006, 11:34 PM
http://www.cafepress.com/buy/Aikido/-/pv_design_details/pg_1/id_8795440/opt_/fpt_/c_360/

I have this one! It is fabulous!

chiptank
09-10-2006, 06:05 PM
simple, short, and sweet..........
(Aikido.....no pain,,,no gain!!!)
......Or is that tony and mutts theory :) :D :p

Lee Mulgrew
09-15-2006, 04:34 AM
simple, short, and sweet..........
(Aikido.....no pain,,,no gain!!!)
......Or is that tony and mutts theory :) :D :p

this coming from the guy that snapped the ligaments (or tendons... i'm no anatomist that's the wife) in his wrist/hand really badly and then came to training the next day and every day that week that the course was on! :crazy: :crazy: :freaky:

Setka
09-18-2006, 08:04 AM
I wanna that shirt! It's funnier when a guy wears it though. . .

RampantWolf
09-20-2006, 04:45 AM
To steal one from House Ironrose (Warrior Women of the SCA) and change it a bit...

Aikido - you wish you threw like a girl!

RampantWolf
09-20-2006, 04:51 AM
http://www.cafepress.com/buy/Aikido/-/pv_design_details/pg_1/id_8795440/opt_/fpt_/c_360/

D'Oh! Should have followed the links before posting... oh well :D

Lee Mulgrew
09-20-2006, 05:01 AM
"Feel the effect of gravity!"

dps
09-22-2006, 12:11 AM
What is the sound of one hand tapping?

RampantWolf
09-22-2006, 07:36 AM
Aikido - Where we really give a toss. :)

Lee Mulgrew
09-28-2006, 06:01 PM
find out why we don't shake hands as a greeting!

mut
10-02-2006, 05:11 PM
AIKIDO fly safely then crash land.

Gregg
10-26-2006, 09:09 PM
Welcome to Aikidoka Airlines.

Lee Mulgrew
10-27-2006, 06:07 AM
Welcome to Aikidoka Airlines.

oh my god no! can you imagine the turbulance! :yuck: :rolleyes:

K Lynch
10-27-2006, 06:29 AM
Not so much advertising as warning..

'Aikido: Peace, Harmony... and Pain.'

roswell1329
11-03-2006, 10:28 PM
"Hey! I can see my dojo from up here!"

Selnith
11-06-2006, 08:37 AM
not strictly speaking an aikido quote but it fits, and it amuses me
"do you know how to fly?"
"no, but i took a crash course." :D

Beard of Chuck Norris
11-13-2006, 12:01 PM
On our cub hoodies, on the back it has a picture of two aikidoka; one is getting flipped.

Beneath it says

"Aikido: The gentle art of people folding"

Someone's sig file in a forum uses
"Aikido: A kinder, gentler can of whoop ass."

peace and love

Jo

jennyvanwest
02-28-2007, 08:15 PM
OK, new to this forum and just catching up on all the jokes. I feel so behind already.

Welcome to Aikidoka Airlines.

this is my favorite!!!

Aikido--the most fun you can have standing up....and falling down...and standing up....and falling down....

maxwelljones
03-28-2007, 10:40 PM
I understand this one has been idle for some time, but I don't see that anyone else has touched on this.

"Aikido is love." Come feel the love.

Lee Mulgrew
03-29-2007, 02:44 AM
I understand this one has been idle for some time, but I don't see that anyone else has touched on this.

"Aikido is love." Come feel the love.

hahaha! it must be said in a Barry White voice though. :D

jennyvanwest
03-29-2007, 02:34 PM
here's another....

Spiral This.

(This got said in class today in reference to a particular technique, but of course in isolation it made me think of this thread.)

jennifer paige smith
04-01-2007, 01:47 PM
"Aikido - puttin' the harm back in harmony!"

OR..... putting the mon y back in harmony......

jennifer paige smith
04-01-2007, 01:52 PM
Last April Folls Day I ran an ad for my dojo's beginner class that read "let US kick your ass and take your milk money." I got a lot of laughs, and one student.

Also, "Here to Harmonize you Ugly" .

James Davis
04-02-2007, 11:13 AM
hahaha! it must be said in a Barry White voice though. :D

Awww yeaaah.:cool:

Princess Rose
04-03-2007, 03:33 PM
This may have been done but Aikido... We put the harm in harmony

twinklingrose
04-04-2007, 03:48 AM
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n34/TwinklingRose/SeigoYamaguchismiling.jpg

Relax!
Relax upper body, drill very fluently your feet to the ground (why not like Jaxon 5! hahah)
Relaxing upper body, opens the holly dor of FEELING!
Feeling opens the mighty garden of Others
Others help you to find your self, TRULY!
This shared truth, puts everybody in best state of heart to STUDY the mystery of this amazing WAY; technically, it puts in best state of mind to find the "Cotton point" (somehow like Archimed point!) where very little strengh is necessary to break partner balance, drive his Center trough the shared flow of Ki!
This shared truth brings joy and warm light sharing... the rest is question of time, but the journey then get one clear feet in paradise!!!....
Hahahaha

Enjoy my friends, poetry, love, friendship, Aikidô...
Enjoy!

Didier Le Calvez
Instructor of Aikidô Montpellier Amaterasu Dôjo

Amanda
04-04-2007, 04:15 AM
The art of hitting people with planets.

Or one I'd like: Aikido - frequent flyer miles included

Haven't got a club Tshirt yet, may have to see if I can talk them in to it :D

jennyvanwest
05-31-2007, 01:39 AM
Black t-shirt with white letters:

Kokyu Ho

maxwelljones
05-31-2007, 11:49 PM
Black t-shirt with white letters:

Kokyu Ho
We call aikido a spiritual discipline, but even we who practice it can have pretty dirty minds.

I laughed out loud, though. :D

jennyvanwest
06-01-2007, 07:13 AM
Sorry, couldn't resist! I don't think I'd actually get them printed!

wmreed
05-15-2008, 04:35 PM
"It's true, Sensei, when you throw me, 'Holy Sh*t!' _is_ my kiai."

wmreed
05-15-2008, 04:37 PM
Ukemi: It's not flying, it's just falling -- with style!

wmreed
05-15-2008, 04:39 PM
You put your left hand in
You take your left hand out
You put your left hand in...

And Sensei grabs hold of it, lifts you 5 feet off the ground, throws you over his head to land 10 feet away

...that's what it's all about.

wmreed
05-15-2008, 04:42 PM
<hmm, what else can I think of while I'm waiting for class to begin..>

Hakama:
It may look like a skirt,
but it gives me super powers.
Kinda like a cape.

wmreed
05-15-2008, 04:45 PM
Why am I black and blue?
Some smart-alek gave Sensei
a chocolate bar before
ukemi class.

Selnith
05-16-2008, 03:18 AM
i love reading this thread, though i managed to recruit a new guy to our Uni Ju Jitsu club by wearing one of my aikido t-shirts 'Aikido - Human Origami' he studied aikido before moving for uni so he got the joke
i haven't had anymore nuggets of inspiration though so i'll stop taking up space now

jennifer paige smith
05-16-2008, 11:58 AM
Howza 'bout
Canadian Flag with Aikido Kanji and the saying:
"Kokyu Hoser".

matsusakasteve
05-20-2008, 02:16 AM
"Better Living Through Uke"
"We Love To Be Thrown-And It Shows"
"Bet You Can't Throw Just One"

I really need to cut down on the TV, don't I?

Grant McD
05-22-2008, 01:37 PM
how about:

"Don't worry - we teach you to land before teaching you to fly"?

:p

Grant

wmreed
05-24-2008, 06:55 AM
From an obscure "Firefly" quote inspiration:

"If you attack me, I swear by my flowing black skirt, I will end you."

JayRhone
06-05-2008, 04:40 AM
I remember seeing this on here a few years ago and as no one else has claimed it I'll put it back out there :)
I'm Uke, You're Uke :D

TeppoLeinonen
06-06-2008, 02:30 AM
One problem I would have with heavy referencing to Ukes in aikido T-shirts...

The 'yaoi' fandom has co-opted the word VERY heavily. And that is one fandom I want to stay as far away as possible. Althought they might get a kick out of watching aikido practise...

Of course, "Uke - it's not just for pretty boyas" could get them curious....

jducusin
01-09-2009, 02:31 PM
How about this for a slogan?

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v17165363ak7j9naH

wideawakedreamer
01-11-2009, 09:45 PM
Love that song. I've always wanted to do something similar, except I want to use "Bodies" (at least I think that's the title of the song) because the chorus goes: "Let the bodies hit the floor/ let the bodies hit the floor/ let the bodies hit the floor...":)

Linda Eskin
05-20-2009, 12:57 AM
Ukemi - It's how we roll.

Shadowfax
05-28-2009, 03:59 PM
Bumper sticker

I brake f'all Aikidoka

Come join " " Aikido ,,,we're sure you'll really fall for us.

brUNO
06-01-2009, 03:08 PM
Aikido doesn't determine who is right. Aikido determines who is left.

Shadowfax
06-18-2009, 10:03 PM
Please

DO

Bend
Fold
Spindle
and drop

Sensei says I need to work on my Ukemi.:D

AnaSophia
07-16-2009, 02:21 PM
Bumper sticker: If you can read this, there is something seriously wrong with your ma'ai...

Connor Haberland
07-16-2009, 08:11 PM
I heard this one in class. the front of the shirt says the tapout logo

and the back says Tapout? We'll make you tap-out!

Or- I dont need sticks or stones to break your bones, I've got Aikido.

Shadowfax
12-19-2009, 07:01 AM
Shihonage happens......

OwlMatt
12-20-2009, 03:29 PM
Real Men Wear Skirts

Risu
01-28-2010, 02:06 AM
How about...

"See you on the flip side."
":triangle: This side up"