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02-22-2011, 01:29 PM
Suggestion: a Soap Opera forum for aikiweb. For those so inclined.

"As The World Tenkans"


Michael Hackett
02-22-2011, 01:33 PM
"As The Bokken Swings"

02-22-2011, 03:23 PM
"As The Children Squabble"

02-22-2011, 03:49 PM
"Dojos of our Lives"

Janet Rosen
02-22-2011, 04:14 PM
"All OSensei's Children"

Diana Frese
02-22-2011, 04:21 PM
Awesome. I'm just going to sit back and enjoy. We never set up the box or checked the aerial so haven't watched tv in a couple years. Aiki Web is more interesting....

02-22-2011, 05:48 PM
As Uke Falls

02-22-2011, 06:13 PM
Here is a website of soap operas worldwide that may help.



02-23-2011, 06:40 AM
Wristbenders ?

Hebrew Hammer
02-23-2011, 11:25 AM
'I never loved kyu' and 'Desperate Aikidokas'

Diana Frese
02-23-2011, 11:27 AM
Another great one, though I never saw the show, being in the US.

I seem to hold my own in the Metaphors for Teaching thread, but have only come up with some associations for here. wanna read them?

The Young and the Restless reminds me of what both Yamada Sensei and Saotome Sensei said about 4th dans getting especially rowdy, back in the old days.

Of course on occasion,shihans too, later on....

Visiting Kanai Sensei's dojo in Boston once a month for several months with the blessing of my assistant who told me to steal techniques so they could steal them from me, and practicing in the middle of the mat (not the front!) with a non yudansha who was very very good, I heard him say, "Sensei's getting rowdy today, Sensei's really mixing it up!" (Some American phrases I first heard in a dojo setting...)

Party of Five reminds me of someone really enjoying his or her shodan test freestyle .....

Looks like I still have Aikido on the brain. Looks like I have to sew up some ties for the hakama I made years ago until I can afford to buy a new one. Yamada Sensei told me to fix the old ones years ago (Hakama wo naose! he said one time when I visited NY) but they had been fixed too many times already. See, I did practice once upon a time....

Thanks for the memories even the humor sections bring up, they will get me back on the mat.

Diana Frese
02-23-2011, 11:30 AM
(while I was writing)

Two more great ones, thanks Kevin. I have to confess we did watch the second one a lot, before they switched the tv system. I'm sure we'll watch tv again, but we were afraid we wouldn't get any work done LOL.

Dan Rubin
02-23-2011, 11:46 AM
"As The Wrist Turns"

"Dark Bruises"

Diana Frese
02-23-2011, 12:40 PM
They didn't list the detective stories on the US list or the UK, but on bringing up the list again I figured, hey the Australian ones would be in English, and I found one I recognized from here, and now I have gray hair like the hero, almost....

So the Aikido version of the mystery drama is......


02-23-2011, 03:05 PM
Young and the Restless becomes..... Uke and their Nage's

03-05-2011, 10:43 PM
The Young and the Wristless

03-05-2011, 11:37 PM
This is sad...:disgust:

Tony Wagstaffe
03-06-2011, 09:33 AM
As Uesheba turns in his grave....?

Tree Hugger dilema?

Dance of the sugar plum fairies?

I could go on......

Lorien Lowe
04-05-2011, 11:36 PM
'General Dojo.'

04-06-2011, 08:07 AM
" Come Dancing with my Jo "

Henry Ellis
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Walter Martindale
04-08-2011, 11:15 AM
All my Kohai (USA - all my children)

Dan Hover
04-08-2011, 11:23 AM
C.S.I Tatami, (Not really a soap opera but a really good drama)

Dan Rubin
04-08-2011, 12:12 PM
"As the Kote Gaeshis"

04-09-2011, 10:09 PM
How's about 'dances with lone wolves and cubs'

Patrick O'Regan
04-10-2011, 03:57 AM
902ikkyo. (Sorry).

Dan Rubin
04-10-2011, 01:49 PM
Hawaii Gokyo
Internal, External (for Upstairs, Downstairs)
Waza Impossible

04-10-2011, 02:16 PM
Dojo 90210
"Dylan's drunk again! Dylan, hand over your bokken man......."

The Guiding Hand

Mats Landing

Many Lives to Live

04-10-2011, 02:21 PM
"As the Kote Gaeshis"

Chorkle laugh on that one!!!!

Zoe S Toth
04-19-2011, 10:26 PM
At the Edge of the Mat
These are my Kohai
Where the Ki Is
A Kotegashi to Remember