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Creature_of_the_id
11-12-2002, 05:05 AM
I mentioned this in a previous thread.

People tend not to know what aikido is, and in order to tell them I tend to have to go into detail in order for them to understand.

Things like karate, you can put on a poster the word Karate and people know what you are talking about. On an aikido Poster you have to try and give them more information.

So, imagine a poster. Nice and colourful, eye catching image, contact details, date and times of classes... you have room for 3 (or there abouts) words that you can use to describe aikido. The words fit around the picture and are there to inform/entice without misleading.

what words would you use?

Ta Kung
11-12-2002, 05:52 AM
These words come to mind without thinking to much about it: harmony, non-violent, powerfull.

/Patrik

gasman
11-12-2002, 05:57 AM
harmony, power, control

siwilson
11-12-2002, 05:59 AM
How about...

Dynamic - Energenic - Effective

But I think the 3 words that describe Aikido best are:

Timing - Distance - Balance

Ta Kung
11-12-2002, 06:09 AM
...or how about: Skirts, bowing and clapping?

:)

mike lee
11-12-2002, 06:12 AM
Harmony with energy

or

DESTROY ANY ATTACKER!

:freaky:

SPECIAL OFFER!

THIS WEEK ONLY!

or

TURN THE TABLES

on your attacker

or

TAKE NO ABUSE!

or

ABUSE YOUR ATTACKER!

:D

Jim ashby
11-12-2002, 06:31 AM
Blood Sweat & Beer!

mike lee
11-12-2002, 06:37 AM
Yes! That's it!

Adam Walsh
11-12-2002, 07:11 AM
Grab My Wrist :freaky:

mike lee
11-12-2002, 07:16 AM
No way, Jose!

:ki:

Thalib
11-12-2002, 07:25 AM
unite, control, empower

Bruce Baker
11-12-2002, 07:26 AM
I guess, I would have a poster of two or moreattackers sprawled out, or in a pile with the caption," Sorry about that."

Or " Who is Next?"

Veers
11-12-2002, 08:44 AM
I like Mike's lol :]

happysod
11-12-2002, 08:49 AM
How's about some truthful ones..

"No, other left" or "Can't do it that side".

Creature_of_the_id's is obvious -

"Not for Mackums"

mike lee
11-12-2002, 08:59 AM
SMASH! POW! SPLAT!

Creature_of_the_id
11-12-2002, 09:01 AM
Creature_of_the_id's is obvious -

"Not for Mackums"
HAHAHAHA! :D

one4k4
11-12-2002, 09:13 AM
During my first few practices, I overheard a few of the students commenting on my flexibility mentioning that I might *not* know how *not* to tear somebodies arm off.. so I'm going to have to go with the:

"Sorry about that"

But I do like:

"Connections with all"

"One with all"

"Balance Power Movement"

or

"Free beer Fridays"

erikmenzel
11-12-2002, 09:32 AM
Pull my finger :rolleyes:

erikmenzel
11-12-2002, 09:36 AM
At a more serious level:

Misogi, Kansha, kokyu

kung fu hamster
11-12-2002, 09:38 AM
At a not so serious level,

"Kiss knees goodbye."

Nacho_mx
11-12-2002, 10:07 AM
Hmm...just like Nico!

L. Camejo
11-12-2002, 10:33 AM
Me personal favourite (designed by me of course:)).

Check out the T-shirt design (http://ttac.0catch.com/Images/futile.jpg)

evileyes

L.C.:ai::ki:

VegasJody
11-12-2002, 12:50 PM
what words would you use?
Connect, and Destroy!!

hehe, sorry, couldn't resist.

shihonage
11-12-2002, 01:33 PM
Eye. Key. Doh !

Wormwood
11-12-2002, 01:42 PM
Fun. Powerful. Effective.

Jim ashby
11-12-2002, 02:19 PM
Resistance is futile.

Mike Higgins
11-12-2002, 05:13 PM
A guy who trains at a dojo i once visited had this printed on his t_shirt.... "Aikido,the gentle art of people folding!!"....a few more than 3 words but made me laff none the less:)

Bronson
11-13-2002, 06:03 AM
I've read here and other places:

hitting people with planets

and

redirect, relocate, dislocate

and

putting the "harm" in harmony

:D

Bronson

Don_Modesto
11-13-2002, 09:03 AM
Kansha
What's that?

Thanks.

akiy
11-13-2002, 10:08 AM
"Kansha" basically means "appreciation" in my mind...

-- Jun

jaime exley
11-13-2002, 12:13 PM
Shin - Zen - Bi

Translation = Truth, Goodness and Beauty

I can't take credit for these. I got them from Anno Sensei.

Jim ashby
11-14-2002, 03:41 AM
Three other words"Damn that hurts".

Have fun

gasman
11-14-2002, 07:28 AM
body, mind and spirit...?

perhaps this doesnt sound very martial to the uninitiated though.

erikmenzel
11-14-2002, 08:02 AM
Wash your Gi

kung fu hamster
12-05-2002, 08:47 AM
Budo For Sadomasochists.

gasman
12-08-2002, 12:13 AM
i am very keen to see the poster, if or when it is finished.