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Ulises Garcia
07-18-2005, 02:49 PM
Hello again gang!

For the last weeks we have been discussing (among other things) how we have done too much Aikido. But sometimes, it's the other way around. We definitely need to do more, much more Aikido. Perhaps you've noticed that your ukemi for speeding cars isn't perfect, or that you still have problems with breakfalls from a 2nd floor. So, here's another idea for a Top 10 list:

Top 10 Signs You Haven't Done Enough Aikido:

10.- After 10 years practice, you still don't understand the dokas of the day...

9.- You've been training for 15 years, and you still need uke to "attack" properly.

8.- Those d@mned speeding fists!

7.- You get pummeled at every randori session.

Ok gang, keep'em coming! :D

-U- :)

07-18-2005, 03:09 PM
first off, I'll probably never understand the dokas of the day.
6. Even after all those years, you still constantly blend with the mat...
5. Sensei gives you "the look" every five minutes
4. You still hold your bokken backwards and upside down...

I know...very bad, but i tried, mmkay?

07-18-2005, 03:14 PM
3. You have an inscription on your bokken "Sharp point towards enemy"

Drew Scott
07-18-2005, 04:26 PM
2. you're dead.
1. you're alive.

07-18-2005, 06:32 PM
A) You still go to work almost every day
B) Sometimes when you go on vacation you don't bring your dogi (or you wife `kindly` unpacks it for you before you leave)
C) You eat your meals away from the dojo

Okay...best I could do on short notice. But I just got to work after training...so... :D


07-18-2005, 06:38 PM
You cant figure out witch is the left and right end of the jo

Dirk Hanss
07-19-2005, 04:52 AM
You have time to read all this silly aikiweb threads.

Oh - I do - OK let's go back to mat.

Dirk :)

07-19-2005, 06:52 AM
your belt still comes untied after 5 mins of strenuous doing nothing
the pub can still win out over a Friday "fun" session
a is still for apple, not aikido
you still think hakama were invented to make simple techniques difficult
you still laugh at the "sheer agony" joke

Eric Webber
07-19-2005, 09:47 AM
After ten years your teacher says, "Well, that wasn't too terrible; maybe there's hope for you yet." :p

07-19-2005, 04:09 PM
you still think your shodan is only a year away, even though you're a nanakyu...

07-19-2005, 07:59 PM
You feel like a complete idiot every time you pick up a sword.

07-19-2005, 09:02 PM
When you apply nikkyo to Sensei he doesn't budge. At all.

07-19-2005, 11:50 PM
You still sometimes:

1. step out of the line of (THWACK!) attack TOO LATE.
2. fumble the grips when uke's arm is too big
3. have two left feet when dancing (aikido is supposed to help me dance better) ;)

Lorien Lowe
07-20-2005, 01:59 PM
-you can't dodge bullets yet

07-21-2005, 12:41 PM
If u are awaken in the middle of the night u can't recall 31 kata

07-21-2005, 03:49 PM
3. You have an inscription on your bokken "Sharp point towards enemy"

And, for some inexplicable reason, you have the same inscription on your jo - AND you still don't know why you're confused.......

07-25-2005, 07:43 PM
you can't figure out which end of the jo goes up (yes, jo)

07-25-2005, 08:34 PM
sorry, I didn't read the post above mine before posting.:o

Kerry Monument
07-25-2005, 08:56 PM
You can still walk off the Mat :)

07-25-2005, 09:02 PM
you can't figure out which end of the jo goes up (yes, jo)
There's an end that goes up??

07-25-2005, 09:14 PM
no, thats the point (no pun intended)

Lorien Lowe
07-28-2005, 09:18 PM
you still walk around with your hands in your pockets.

Eric Webber
07-29-2005, 09:26 AM
you still walk around with your hands in your pockets.
Worse yet, you still walk around with your hands in the side vents of your hakama like it has pockets :)

07-31-2005, 01:43 PM
there isnt a paramedic on standby :p

07-31-2005, 03:30 PM
sensei's first day back from vacation. Sempai taught the last 3 classes. You arrive late and bow in and say to your sensei accidentely Onegaishimasu Sempai so everyone can hear you :o

I did this on thursday!

08-03-2005, 03:02 PM
you walk by sensei and trip on her hakama...I am ashamed. On the other hand, I made up for it by forging her some throwing spikes out of 1050 steel *big smiles!!!*

Nick Simpson
08-04-2005, 06:38 AM

Eric Webber
08-04-2005, 09:12 AM
Bruises on your forearms after shomenuchi ikkyo. :uch:

Tim Gerrard
08-04-2005, 04:35 PM

Depends on how good looking she is mate...

Oh yeah, I'm gonna hang out with my xxxx out....


Nick Simpson
08-05-2005, 10:53 AM
Ninja stars are obviously the way to a girls heart. I wish.

08-05-2005, 02:59 PM
Ninja stars are obviously the way to a girls heart. I wish.
I hope you aren't talking about me, cuz sense is like 30 years older than me. :rolleyes:
and anyway, i don't forge shuriken for just anybody.

Nick Simpson
08-05-2005, 04:14 PM
Oh come on. Do you see the irony in my previous statement? Look really hard ;)

Lorien Lowe
08-05-2005, 09:12 PM
Bruises on your forearms after shomenuchi ikkyo. :uch:

You can always blame this on having a newbie for a partner. ;)

08-12-2005, 01:45 AM
your sensei can still make you cower with only glare

08-12-2005, 01:47 AM
your sensei can still make you cower with a meer glare

08-13-2005, 05:40 AM
You still make the same mistake and get hurt the same way while rolling. :(

You regularly "cut your own hands off" while picking up a bokken.