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since two months we have a new student in our dojo who's coming from Lithuania. A guy double my size and weight with strength far far away from my strength, a real "Hulk":-). Years ago he's already studied some other martial arts like Judo, Jeet Kun Do, Kick boxing etc. Now my main problem is that he doesn't understand that he's hurting me while training. He always tries to use his strength instead of technic and if I'm telling him that it's too hard he's always smiling, saying ok and next time he's doing it again. I think, beside all other things, it is a simple language problem and maybe a misunderstanding for what Aikido stands for. So I thought it would be helpful if I cound print him some texts about Aikido in his own language.
Do we have a Russian member in this forum who can give me some links for websites I can print? Or can somebody send me some texts in Russian language just like I can find here in the "general" section from M. Ueshiba? I think although he's coming from Lithuania he will understand this language.
Thanks in advance! :-)
06-13-2003, 04:07 AM
LOL - My Estonian grandfather told me a story that after WWII a lot of European sailors were working on English speaking ships. One day a Russian was looking out of a porthole and someone shouted "Look Out". So of course the Russian did. Caught his head between two passing ships, - he survived minus some hair and an ear.
Then English is
06-13-2003, 04:38 AM
Well, you can try and use these :
(stressed syllables are highlighted)
"Ostoroj'noh" - be careful
"Mnyeh bol'-noh" - I'm hurting
"Mhed-lhen-noh" - [do it] Slowly
"Da" - Yes
"Nyet" - No
"Toot" - Here
"Tum" - There
"No-gah" - Foot/Leg
"Roo-kah" - Arm
"Plyeh-choh" - Shoulder
"Byod-rah" - Hips
"Sto-ro-nah" - Side
"Spo-koy-neyh" - [do it] more calmly
"Poh-doj-deeh" - Wait
"Stop" - Stop
"Croog" - Circle
"Vneez" - Down
"Vvyerh" - Up
"Nah-leh-voh" - [to the] left
"Nah-prah-voh" [to the] right
@ Peter:lol He could have been my training partner! :-) Thanks for the links, the analog English page will be very helpful to find something.
@ Aleksey: Maybe I should stitch the "Spo-koy-neyh" in big letters on my gi! lol But to be serious, is this all spoken like I read it?
Nevertheless, although this would be helpful for one moment during training I think the main thing is his understanding of Aikido. Who knows, maybe he is thinking that it is my "problem" to be not strong enough? So I thought some background information written in his own language would be helpful.
06-13-2003, 01:21 PM
One day a Russian was looking out of a porthole and someone shouted "Look Out". So of course the Russian did. Caught his head between two passing ships, - he survived minus some hair and an ear.
Look out-I love that.
It immediately resonated with AIKI for me.
AIKI-Osensei did something like this, too, no? AIKI used to represent one concept with its two KANJI; he read them out individually for aikido's current meaning.
...er, appropos of nothing in particular, I guess...
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