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YoshinkanStudent
09-02-2013, 05:22 PM
Hi guys I'm really interested in some of the quotes I hear in aikido and have made some of my own, can't remember all, so many!
Anyway one I came up with this morning

"An attacker would have hate and anger whilst he/she attacked you, yes? aikido teaches balance, so to keep the balance you need to kill them with friendship or forgiveness"
-Louis Sanguy

Would love to here some you guys have come up with or have heard.
OSU!
:ai: :ki: :do:

Krystal Locke
09-06-2013, 12:32 AM
From a nice website. http://www.artsrn.ualberta.ca/aoki/Karate-do/Quotes/keiko.html

A great Zen master, Sawaki Kōdō, said, “Practice is like farting—only you can do it yourself; no one else can do it for you.”

And really, would you want someone else to deprive you of the pleasure?

Rupert Atkinson
09-11-2013, 03:52 PM
"The best compliment is to out evolve your teacher." VJFoster - an old friend

"They are good at what they do, but what they do is rubbish." As above.

Robert Cheshire
09-11-2013, 04:20 PM
One I said this past Monday night in class - I was having my students do an escape from an over arm bear hug then transition into O Soto Gari. My student (high school age guy) would roll his arms and shoulders forward as he needed to for the escape but then would kind of stick his butt to the side and kind of wiggle it to try to get out of the hold rather than "pop" his hips out and to the side. Without thinking I said "you need to pop your hips to the side. You're not a stripper trying to stick your (started with an "A" but to follow forum rules I won't cuss) butt out and shake it!" The student and the college guys he was working with had a good laugh (and he got the escape right after that!)!

mjhacker
09-30-2013, 08:56 AM
"MYA: Move Your Feet"

Joe Ricard
10-25-2013, 10:40 AM
"Thumbs are for throwing". Credit to my Sensei Steve W.

neb1979
03-15-2016, 04:11 AM
Not sure where I heard it but "if you can't move your hand to your centre, move your centre to your hand".

Cheers

Derek
03-15-2016, 09:40 AM
"Hips don't lie"
Sensei Shakira

Derek
03-22-2016, 09:18 AM
"Slow down, you move too fast. Got to make the moment last."

Simon and Garfunkel Sensei

dps
03-22-2016, 02:30 PM
Practice the movements on your own until you can do them without thinking (without an uke).
Do the movements with uke as if you are practicing "the movements on your own until you can do them without thinking (without an uke)".

Cycyk Sensei

dps

Tim Ruijs
04-28-2016, 06:12 AM
Do not move fast, move only faster. :D

Do the technique without partner. Now you know what it should feel like and go try with partner until it feels the same ;)

Hellis
06-18-2016, 04:23 PM
" No matter your pretense, you are what you are, nothing more " --. Kenshiro Abbe Sensei

I often think of Abbe SenseiI saying these words of wisdom, when I hear of people grading themselves. Or better still when they are graded by their own students.

Henry Ellis
Co-author ' Positive Aikido'
Http://britishaikido.blogspot.com
Http://tkchibasensei.blogspot.com

erikmenzel
06-26-2016, 11:47 AM
"The deeper you go into the woods, the more nuts you will find" - Yogi Bear

jurasketu
06-26-2016, 03:48 PM
"Don't block with your face." - Derek Duval Sensei

Cynrod
06-27-2016, 11:40 AM
Hi guys I'm really interested in some of the quotes I hear in aikido and have made some of my own, can't remember all, so many!
Anyway one I came up with this morning

"An attacker would have hate and anger whilst he/she attacked you, yes? aikido teaches balance, so to keep the balance you need to kill them with friendship or forgiveness"
-Louis Sanguy

Would love to here some you guys have come up with or have heard.
OSU!
:ai: :ki: :do:

There's a book by Kanshu Sunadomari shihan that I can recommend to you.and that's The Enlightenment Through Aikido. It's full of quotes that you can apply to your journey of whatever path you would like to take.

rugwithlegs
06-27-2016, 03:18 PM
Avoid a falling rock

erikmenzel
07-03-2016, 08:28 AM
Remember, best block, no be there.
-Mr. Miyagi-

earnest aikidoka
09-20-2016, 08:12 AM
Your sword is your hand, your hand is your mind, your mind is your spirit.

When your spirit cuts deep, what need for a sword?

Robert Cowham
09-22-2016, 05:17 PM
Your sword is your hand, your hand is your mind, your mind is your spirit.

When your spirit cuts deep, what need for a sword?
Teaching students?! Totally depends on "normal practice" within your dojo.

Stuff can be demonstrated in a relatively casual manner which requires plenty of uke "co-operation".

Can also be done in quite a hard manner - "resistance is futile".

Or in a softer manner where response is soft, but resistance provokes "hidden structures". Can seem similar to "resistance is futile" but actually depends on movements of uke.

YMMV

Eamon
11-22-2016, 08:51 PM
Hi guys I'm really interested in some of the quotes I hear in aikido and have made some of my own, can't remember all, so many!
Anyway one I came up with this morning

"An attacker would have hate and anger whilst he/she attacked you, yes? aikido teaches balance, so to keep the balance you need to kill them with friendship or forgiveness"
-Louis Sanguy

Would love to here some you guys have come up with or have heard.
OSU!
:ai: :ki: :do:

Truly inspired!

ryback
11-24-2016, 07:46 AM
Well I have it in my signature.
"The soft is the most severe" said by Steven Seagal Sensei.
If Aikido practitioners manage to get to the bottom of that phrase, they will realize how Aikido can be soft, non violent, harmonious and yet downright effective, even deadly if need be.

tkeppers
11-26-2016, 09:26 PM
“When you realize you are no longer made of glass, you lose the desire to demonstrate that fragility in others.” - Chris Matakas

TomAiki
12-02-2016, 01:51 PM
Slow is smooth, Smooth is Fast ��