PDA

View Full Version : Hilarious Super Powers


Please visit our sponsor:
 

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!


sorokod
12-21-2014, 02:16 PM
"6. Half a dozen strong men can't lift even a girl if they try it with her arms held in the position shown."

http://io9.com/impress-your-friends-with-your-super-powers-of-applied-1612629582

Dan Rubin
12-21-2014, 04:24 PM
"And in this next trick, O Sensei is holding a jo...."

sorokod
12-22-2014, 03:24 AM
The original article from 1928 Popular Mechanics

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=0t8DAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA405&dq=annie%20abbott&pg=PA407#v=onepage&q=annie%20abbott

fatebass21
12-22-2014, 11:24 AM
Nice...

Also, thanks for the last link David I find myself reading the whole edition of the magazine.

Demetrio Cereijo
12-22-2014, 11:32 AM
IIRC Takeda Sokaku worked in a circus.

sorokod
12-22-2014, 12:38 PM
Also, thanks for the last link David I find myself reading the whole edition of the magazine.

No problem - its like a time machine

IIRC Takeda Sokaku worked in a circus.

Strong man? Clown? Something else?

Demetrio Cereijo
12-22-2014, 01:10 PM
Strong man? Clown? Something else?

"1877 Secretly departs from Osaka to join Takamori Saigo's army, but later abandons plan.
Set out on journey to Kyushu for self-training (September). Joins a troupe of acrobats in Nagasaki Prefecture."
http://blog.aikidojournal.com/2011/08/19/chronology-of-sokaku-takeda-by-stanley-pranin/

Maybe performing feats of strenght and balance like the one shown in this same era sculpture.
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-magnificent-bronze-sculpture-signed-miyao-zo-5560874-details.aspx
-----------

Also: http://blog.aikidojournal.com/2012/02/28/is-magnetism-the-same-as-ki/

sorokod
12-22-2014, 06:18 PM
So he pulled a Jackie Chan?