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Shany
06-10-2009, 05:30 PM
Atm,
This by far, reflects my inner most state and feelings:

http://www.aikido-sl.com.ar/Fotos/OSensei/OsenseiTree.jpg

peace, nature, nullified thoughts and love

PeterR
06-11-2009, 03:39 AM
http://www.aikiweb.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=666&password=&sort=1&cat=505&page=1

gdandscompserv
06-11-2009, 05:11 AM
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b379/deserthippie/JohnnyBravokarate.jpg
:D

ninjaqutie
06-11-2009, 10:58 AM
I used to love that cartoon!

Ron Tisdale
06-11-2009, 11:08 AM
None of them...
B,
R

Mark Uttech
06-14-2009, 04:52 PM
Onegaishimasu. I agree with Ron on this one.

In gassho,

Mark

ninjaqutie
06-14-2009, 10:41 PM
I think you are supposed to post one of your own that reflects your feelings, not choose one of the above. Unless I am miss understanding you two and you don't think there are ANY photos that represents your feelings out there.

lbb
06-15-2009, 07:40 AM
I think you are supposed to post one of your own that reflects your feelings, not choose one of the above. Unless I am miss understanding you two and you don't think there are ANY photos that represents your feelings out there.

My feelings tend to change, so representing them with a static image doesn't so much work for me.

(and, fyi, I think people were having a bit of fun with this thread)

Ron Tisdale
06-15-2009, 07:52 AM
Yes, a bit of fun, but also being somewhat serious.

As Mary said, a static image doesn't really fit the bill. I change daily (though not enough, and not in all the right places)...how is a static image of someone else supposed to reflect MY inner state? And hey, I'm a guy...we don't HAVE inner feelings. We bury them! :D ;) Ok, well, still working on that one, and I believe I have improved. But honestly, I just don't see the need to use someone else as an avatar. I think Ueshiba Sensei was looking to BECOME his OWN avatar.

Best,
Ron

av⋅a⋅tar  /ˈævəˌtɑr, ˌævəˈtɑr/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [av-uh-tahr, av-uh-tahr] Show IPA
–noun 1. Hindu Mythology. the descent of a deity to the earth in an incarnate form or some manifest shape; the incarnation of a god.
2. an embodiment or personification, as of a principle, attitude, or view of life.
3. Computers. a graphical image that represents a person, as on the Internet.

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Origin:
1775–85; < Skt avatāra a passing down, equiv. to ava down + -tāra a passing over

CarrieP
06-15-2009, 11:42 AM
Probably this one:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/paradox517/3607636768/in/set-72157619440919450/

Sorry for the off-site link.

Still rough around the edges, feeling like I'm in freefall half the time, crashlanding rather ungracefully, but never, ever giving up.

mathewjgano
06-15-2009, 01:30 PM
...well then we have to interpret the image right? Two different people can put up the same image and have rather different meanings.
However! That said:
http://www1.pacific.edu/comp25/images/silly-animals.jpg
Ok, so it's not a "traditional" Aikido image!

ninjaqutie
06-15-2009, 02:28 PM
HAH! I love that picture. Good point Ron about the avatar. :O)

thisisnotreal
06-15-2009, 02:33 PM
Ron,
I respectfully disagree.
It is definition 1 that is fully in play.
The adepts invariably state that they are conduits.
Josh

lbb
06-15-2009, 02:45 PM
Ron,
I respectfully disagree.
It is definition 1 that is fully in play.
The adepts invariably state that they are conduits.

Huh? It's "fully in play" meaning what, exactly?

thisisnotreal
06-15-2009, 02:50 PM
sorry; "the one in use"

Ron Tisdale
06-15-2009, 03:38 PM
Hi Josh,

My sense of it is yes, they are conduits...but while they are conducting...they become the kami/god/being etc. They are in fact THE avatar at that moment.

Just the way I read it...could be totally off base of course.

Best,
Ron (I'm sure there are some pertinent quotes from the existing literature out there...probably mentioned in Peter's series)

gdandscompserv
06-15-2009, 04:01 PM
I wonder why my image was deleted?:confused:

lbb
06-15-2009, 07:45 PM
I wonder why my image was deleted?:confused:

Image too large? Copyright issue? A little too much anatomical detail?

ninjaqutie
06-15-2009, 11:10 PM
I still see your JB cartoon if that is what you are talking about

gdandscompserv
06-15-2009, 11:23 PM
I still see your JB cartoon if that is what you are talking about
I see it now. Must have been my internet connection. Thanks Ashley!:D

Maarten De Queecker
06-16-2009, 09:38 AM
http://media.photobucket.com/image/ukemi/aradian/shioda2.jpg

Because ukemi and knowing how to fall in general is the most important thing in aikido to me. You have more chance of tripping over a stone, or just driving your bicycle against a pole than being attacked. Knowing how to fall, and being able to fall hard can save you a lot of pain and/or fractures.

Shany
06-16-2009, 09:49 AM
Guys, did you not noticed to read what the thread's topic is all about?

Post an Image that represent your <currently> general feelings and state! (it doesn't matter if it changes tomorrow), instead of saying or arguing about static images or information that is not relative, just post an image :D

thisisnotreal
06-16-2009, 10:37 AM
Shany, for the thread; some of my impressions
Josh

Chantal
06-16-2009, 06:02 PM
ok .. so this is my inner state ... quite literally!!! (designed it myself!! and later tattooed) :o I appoligize if it offends anyone who may be against body art but this is my inner self ... always teaching, always learning new things. Balance between what i need and what i want are constant struggles on the scales ;)

Chantal
06-16-2009, 06:09 PM
again .. not exactly an aikido image ... so sorry in advance if it offends ... but it is me ... it is my inner strength ... my sense of being.

lbb
06-16-2009, 09:02 PM
Shany, for the thread; some of my impressions
Josh

That's some deeply disturbing stuff, Josh -- particularly #5.

CarrieP
06-17-2009, 11:36 AM
http://media.photobucket.com/image/ukemi/aradian/shioda2.jpg

Neat picture, and good points about uiemi.

Could you edit your post so that the link to the image offsite is also available? I cannot actually see the image as part of your e-mail, so I had to start this reply in order to be able to see the image.

http://media.photobucket.com/image/ukemi/aradian/shioda2.jpg

Dan Richards
06-22-2009, 12:17 PM
This is pure aikido.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/photos/uncategorized/2009/02/03/ap_aretha_franklin_090120_ssh.jpg

ninjaqutie
06-22-2009, 12:54 PM
Here is mine (except instead of judo, put aikido) :D I chose this because I am so lost and confused at this point. HAHA.

http://judoinfo.com/images/cartoon/cartoon3.gif

Dennis Hooker
06-22-2009, 01:43 PM
My Ukemi in my old age

thisisnotreal
06-22-2009, 06:25 PM
My Ukemi in my old age

>Very Impressive< (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP15zlyra3c) Makes me wonder what it was like when you were younger.
Josh

oisin bourke
06-22-2009, 08:15 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/47/156742975_c8fad71f18.jpg