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mut
10-15-2006, 02:06 PM
ive just been on a 2 day course and our sensei was giving one of his wisdom speaches,( which as it happens i really enjoy, ) however todays was one like ive never heard, it blew my mind, it should be a slogan for aikidoka all the world over, here it is........."NO MATTER HOW STRONG YOU ARE YOU CANT PUSH A WET NOODLE " . i love it it totaly rocks, it makes fantastic sense when you think about it. please post any words of wisdom with a difference. thanks............. :ai: :)

Simbo
10-15-2006, 06:49 PM
Simple, not easy (I've always enjoyed that one)

Nick P.
10-15-2006, 08:55 PM
You read my mind, Steven.

"Simple....but difficult."

Aristeia
10-15-2006, 11:27 PM
Simple but not obvious is one my BJJ coach uses that I like.

Charlie
10-15-2006, 11:49 PM
Here are a whole bunch more...

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8166

Charlie

ian
10-16-2006, 06:12 AM
'adapt to what is happening now, not to what you expect to happen'

dps
10-16-2006, 06:28 PM
My first sensei told me," You ask too many questions, just shut up and practice."

Setka
10-17-2006, 08:08 AM
Don't think, just feel the technique.

James Davis
10-17-2006, 10:58 AM
Don't worry about trying to force someone else to move; move yourself! ;)

Karen Wolek
10-17-2006, 11:07 AM
Tooting my own horn:

http://www.aikidoeast.com/aikidoeast/2006/3/article_1.shtml

mriehle
10-17-2006, 06:51 PM
Here are a whole bunch more...

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8166

Charlie

Yep, that one does it.

Rigel Keffer
10-17-2006, 10:40 PM
Regarding taking care of your uke:

Don't break them. We want to play with the same people again tomorrow.

:D

Steve Mullen
10-18-2006, 09:36 AM
Regarding taking care of your uke:

Remember, it's their turn next

chiptank
10-18-2006, 09:37 AM
aikido.........i'm still pooh at this!!!!!

James Davis
10-18-2006, 04:55 PM
"Get out of the way!" :D

Eric Webber
10-19-2006, 10:56 AM
"Remember, there's no revenge in aikido, just my turn next." -Doran Sensei

Tony Hudspith
10-20-2006, 09:15 AM
aikido.........i'm still pooh at this!!!!!

Hey Chiptank! I wouldn't say you were that good!! :confused: :p :D
See you in class for a kicking

My words of wisdom are those loving words....... no not "I love you" but "My go next" after Mut has whacked a kote gaeshi on his uke!!! :crazy: :eek: :p

Tony

Mike Hamer
10-21-2006, 02:39 AM
A piece of advice that was very helpful in my training was.

"Keep your unbendable arm while rolling!"

mut
10-25-2006, 08:28 AM
ahh haH ive got a new one............."SORRY WAS THAT TO HARD " :) :blush: :grr: evileyes :ai:

Jim ashby
10-25-2006, 12:56 PM
"Fast is only slow, speeded up"!

Lee Mulgrew
10-26-2006, 04:03 AM
My sensei often says "most aikido techniques will not work in a real situation." Wow, that's good to know! :D :eek:

Rigel Keffer
10-26-2006, 08:20 AM
Feel where his energy is going, and respond to that. You can always change techniques in the middle if you need to.

Michael Meister
10-28-2006, 11:17 AM
"What happens, if he hits you with the knife? - I start bleeding"

Don't know of whom the quote is, but I remember vaguely Sensei Emmerson telling the story a couple of years ago...

Rigel Keffer
10-28-2006, 06:18 PM
Continuing on the knife note, I remember hearing the following from a 4th dan addressing a steakhouse table full of aikidoka ranging from the most junior up to 1st kyus:

On the street if he's got a knife, chances are you ARE gonna get cut. BUT, you can try to control where and how badly. It's better to take superficial wounds to the outside of the forearm than a penetrating stab to the abdomen.

Of course, to the horror of other restaurant patrons, there followed a table full of aikidoka going through the motions with steak knives from the table. :D

Michael Meister
11-02-2006, 12:58 AM
"Fast is only slow, speeded up"!

I'm so fast, I'm approaching slow from the other side

TongBui
11-09-2006, 05:22 PM
ive just been on a 2 day course and our sensei was giving one of his wisdom speaches,( which as it happens i really enjoy, ) however todays was one like ive never heard, it blew my mind, it should be a slogan for aikidoka all the world over, here it is........."NO MATTER HOW STRONG YOU ARE YOU CANT PUSH A WET NOODLE " . i love it it totaly rocks, it makes fantastic sense when you think about it. please post any words of wisdom with a difference. thanks............. :ai: :)

Why would you want to push it? :rolleyes:

Amanda
11-10-2006, 03:44 AM
Don't rush, flow.

Patrick
11-16-2006, 08:56 PM
"When in doubt, choke him out! Gene Lebell.

connie brown
11-19-2006, 06:49 PM
Regarding taking breakfalls:
"Imagine that you're tiptoeing across the cieling."
From a sempai who could always describe things so I could see just what she meant.

connie brown
11-19-2006, 06:57 PM
Why would you want to push it? :rolleyes:

maybe you would if you were spaghetti sause. :p