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RED
11-09-2009, 09:20 AM
I recently trained with a very mean black belt.
Oddly weird.
He was old and very inflexible, which is alright, he had to of been in his 60's. But he was silent. He never spoke. He just did the technique on me as lazily as possible. Which is cool, I appreciate the cool down.

But here's the thing; I was doing a joint submission wrong. Another black belt walked over and said, "here sweetheart let me show you how to do that more effectively." I thanked the man and proceeded to do the submission on my silent/grumpy partner. And if I wouldn't be damned, after I properly performed that submission my silent partner started throwing me into the poor black belt that taught me how to do the submission. LOL But he still didn't say a word, just threw me into the other black belt with pop. The unfortunate part was that Sugano Sensei was squeezing through the mat when the old black belt threw me again. I rolled right into Sensei.. the poor man doesn't have all his feet, he doesn't need a little kyu like me being thrown into him...lol, thank God Sugano Sensei is possibly the sweetest man that ever lived.
At the point where I looked up and saw Sugano Sensei laughing at me, I noticed that my partner had wondered off and got lost in the crowded mat. LOL

This was my most bizarre training experience to date... :eek:

Janet Rosen
11-09-2009, 12:08 PM
ROTFLMAO!!!! Oh, thank you for sharing this.

RED
11-09-2009, 09:02 PM
Well, it isn't every day you are thrown at a shihan, so I'll take my lesson and enjoy the humor of it all.

Janet Rosen
11-10-2009, 12:11 AM
Hey, I was once at a seminar at a TINY dojo and got thrown directly into the shomen and knocked over all the lovely flowers....

Walker
11-10-2009, 12:30 AM
I call it bowling for sensei. :D

Michael Hackett
11-10-2009, 12:53 AM
Nothing quite like the OP's post, but this evening my partner threw me just as Sensei was walking past. She pulled back on the technique to keep me from rolling forward and then knee'd me in the back of the head for good measure. I didn't hit him. I DID answer a couple of phones that weren't ringing for a few minutes though.

Ron Tisdale
11-10-2009, 01:45 PM
I think my instructor considers dodging flying uke as part of his training while teaching. :eek:
B,
R

ninjaqutie
11-10-2009, 03:15 PM
At my dojo we apologize if anything like that happens, but our sensei and sempai say it is their job to be aware and stay out of our way (though I feel it is my job not to run into them or send my uke rolling into them as well)

RED
11-10-2009, 04:23 PM
I remember practicing the quick stop rolls for just these situations. We'd grab a small 3 foot panel of mat and roll. You can't go out of that three feet, it requires a quick stop and a quick raise to your feet. Being short helps, but not much. 0_0

Getting your face planted into the Kamiza isn't a healthy hobby. :/

Pauliina Lievonen
11-11-2009, 04:39 AM
I think my instructor considers dodging flying uke as part of his training while teaching. :eek:
B,
RI consider dodging flying uke as part of my instructors training while teaching.evileyes :D :D

kvaak
Pauliina

Ron Tisdale
11-21-2009, 07:11 PM
Hey P., Just saw this... :O :D
kvaak right back!
R :eek:

Conrad Gus
11-23-2009, 12:14 PM
I think I know that guy! My Sensei booted him from the dojo when I was 5 kyu!

It's a small aikido world. ;-)

RED
11-24-2009, 09:32 PM
I think I know that guy! My Sensei booted him from the dojo when I was 5 kyu!

It's a small aikido world. ;-)

For realz? :eek:

GuardianGatekeeper
11-25-2009, 07:32 AM
Uke bowling... that would make a good wii game.

GMaroda
11-25-2009, 07:42 AM
At my dojo we apologize if anything like that happens, but our sensei and sempai say it is their job to be aware and stay out of our way (though I feel it is my job not to run into them or send my uke rolling into them as well)

Hah! Just yesterday we were practicing and I landed near, but not dangerously near, sensei. We made a joke about "bowling for sensei".

He took a few steps away.

We were just kidding. Mostly. :-/