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Tim Gerrard
09-15-2005, 07:00 AM
Has anyone in here been watching neighbours?
Especially the part where Boyd and Janae have taken up aikido.

Not bad except the fact that the instructor keeps throwing the students around(in their first lesson).

Any thoughts?


09-15-2005, 07:10 AM
Dare I admit... I caught a little bit. :D The teacher was a bit of a prat and the room was way too small for the size of the class, but then... from what I can gather every single lesson that takes place in school happens in that classroom so why should Aikido be any different?

It won't make me watch Neighbours, though... nor will Ian Beale doing Aikido make me watch Eastenders. :P

09-15-2005, 07:17 AM
"ukes, everyone needs good ukes, just a little atemi-waza..." runs off screaming and gibbering.

I personally think Corrie needs some decent judo to detract from the bitch-slapping going on (or so I've been told) - anyway, was the aikido any good? As for the throwing, the instructor was probably a shodothug or orc so thats probably the way they always start the newbies (only 1 in 10 survive the beginners course, thus ensuring the survival of the species...)

09-15-2005, 08:43 AM
Has anyone in here been watching neighbours?
- Hello everyone, my name is Bridget and I watch neighbours.

Especially the part where Boyd and Janae have taken up aikido.
- Er, yep. Cringe.

Not bad except the fact that the instructor keeps throwing the students around(in their first lesson).
- Apparently Stingray and Serena going to be crashing in on a class in today's episode! Yay!

Any thoughts?
- Not usually, but what do you expect from a soap watching vegetable? There seem to be lot of people standing about and folding their arms.

09-15-2005, 09:19 AM
Hello everyone, my name is Bridget and I watch neighbours So did I, but then that damn restraining order came through and I had to move...

Sorry, but one real (tm) question did come to mind - does anyone know who the two instructors actually are (and are the ones seen the real ones?) and how this rather weird soaps with added aikido came about?

Tim Gerrard
09-15-2005, 11:18 AM
I think it's a conspiracy by the BBC to get aikido into every aspect of our lives.....

Nick Simpson
09-15-2005, 11:27 AM
The instructer 'acts' like a pr*ck, but thats the beauty of soap opera's for you. Some nice techniques though, apart from the dodgy one handed shihonage/kokyunage thing, that was horrendous.

09-15-2005, 01:19 PM
Aaaahhhhhh . . . Neighbours . . . this is going to date me . . . I'm a Yank that lived outside of London in Kent (Sevenoaks to be exact) as a teenager back in the late 80's (Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan were still on the show and also lip-synching horrible songs to each other on Top of the Pops).

At the time, I remember being excited when Tony Romeo showed up doing karate . . . *ugh*

Thom Hansen
09-15-2005, 07:16 PM
Interseting ... for a top rating Australian Soap no Australians have commented on this thread

maybe because we are all at training (anything to avoid it ) lol


09-16-2005, 01:40 AM
Luckily I was only half watching it (while pottering about in the kitchen), otherwise it would have been twice as cringey.

But Argh! It was SOOOO awful! And that instructor is a bit of miserable...Now I think Mr Miyage has way more class than this one as on screen Senseis go.

Anyone else got a favourite?

Nick Simpson
09-16-2005, 02:32 AM
Mr Miyagi has so much more class its not even funny! Whenever you dont know the answer to one of lifes conundrums, mr miyagi can provide the answer!

Daniel: What belt have you got? Black?

Mr M: No. Canvas. $2.95. HAHAHAHAHA.

Being a skinny teenage geek: $0.
Getting your lunch money stolen by the cool cobra kai kids: $3.50
Being PWNED by your elderly japanese caretaker: PRICELESS!

09-16-2005, 02:37 AM
Sorry, going to have to disagree, the blind monk in kung-fu was way more gnomic and fun (go on, you all secretly wanted to pluck that pebble while walking on rice paper didn't you..)

OK Nick, want to "out" the aikidoka in the Beeb for us - perhaps the next few shows could be celebrity ukemi or survivor set in an aikido dojo, tasks to include hair-cloth hakama wearing and 24-hour seiza drills

Nick Simpson
09-16-2005, 02:46 AM
Showing your age there Ian! i've only seen one episode of kung fu. Another contender is MONKEY possibly the best comedy kung fu monkey ever. If anyone can name a better comedy kung fu monkey then i'll be really impressed.

Yes, lets go for that, personally I think 'Im a shihan, get me out of here!' would be brilliant viewing...

09-16-2005, 01:09 PM
In Geordie accent:

It's day nine in the Big Dojo household and Chiba Sensei has killed the chickens, Seagal and a student are getting comfortable on the couch, and the other Shihan have given up this weeks task after an argument about who was in charge, to kick the c**p out of each other.



Tim Gerrard
09-16-2005, 04:28 PM
I'm sure BB would've been much more excting if people died...

Nick Simpson
09-16-2005, 11:43 PM
What? Like all of them?

Rachel Strickman
09-17-2005, 09:27 PM
we need a crossover character from another soap. say, Tony from Hollyoaks. He can be the arrogant beginner who makes a fool of himself, ideally in a very painful way, in order to illustrate the subtlety and power of aikido.
actually, substitue any character from hollyoaks, especially those incredibly annoying faux-uni students.