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03-16-2004, 11:22 AM
Describe your fellow aikidokaists en mass in simple, yet pithy phrases...

a precision or rigidity of aikikai
a menace or brutal of Shodakan
a stroke or floaty of Ki
a mix-it-up of Tomiki
a die-now-by-numbers of Yoshinkan
an agony of Chiba's lot
a bothersome of shihan
an ego of sensei
a questioning of Kyus
a bloody-mess or little-darlings of beginners

Yann Golanski
03-17-2004, 03:54 AM
Shodokan: where I lreant to fly.

Aikikai: Hakama for kyu grade consistancy.

KI: what do you mean you guys _do_ competions???????....

(all in good humour)

David Edwards
03-26-2004, 12:21 PM
"an agony of Chiba's lot"

Lol! Most of my Senseis / senior Sempai are ex-students of Chiba Sensei (amongst others)... Ken Cottier (a student of Chiba Sensei... and also of O Sensei, for that matter) especially tells many humourous stories about him and his exploits... Hmm... might write a few down in a new thread...

Let's just say, from what I've heard (If have never yet had the fortune to practice with him. I think I'd be relatively safe, because I'm a kyu grade and he doesn't know me) then this is a fair representation of Chiba Sensei's teaching style ;)

Paul Sanderson-Cimino
03-26-2004, 01:24 PM
Ha ha! Die-now-by-numbers! That's great. ^_^

Maybe a breakfall of Yoshokai students? Or an osu.

03-28-2004, 07:46 PM
How about "a gaggle of [do]gis"?


03-28-2004, 08:57 PM
How 'bout that "contusion of bokkens" that's gonna cure certain bad puns, Stuart?

03-28-2004, 09:46 PM
How 'bout that "contusion of bokkens" that's gonna cure certain bad puns, Stuart?
Bad puns, indeed.

Geese fly, so do we. :D

"Contusion of bokkens" reminded me of a guy I used to train with.

He was doing a bokken movement with our sensei, and he cracked sensei right on the head.

Problem was, he then started laughing. (He later said that he was thinking "oh cr@p, I've just sconed sensei", but the bonk! sound caused him to lose it.)

Bad move: for the next 10 munites, he had these black eyes piercing his skull & sensei's bokken finishing in his hair on every cut. Rather disconcerting, so he said. :)

03-29-2004, 09:16 PM
Sadly, geese land with a lot more poise and grace than I :(

03-29-2004, 09:27 PM
A warm greeting of Nippon Kan?

An exhaustion of uchideshi?

A you're doing it all wrong of styles?

A cold shoulder of affiliations?

I better stop here while I'm still allowed in

any other dojos...