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billybob
03-10-2006, 08:43 AM
Budo:

I discovered the true warrior in my family, while discussing my upcoming Nikyu test with my wife:

"I'm so excited; almost twenty years after I failed the test the first time, thousands spent on physical and psychological therapy, hours doing chi kung, stretches, calisthenics, and painkillers, I can finally take and pass that test! I think I'll express 'my aikido' - I'll blend judo and aiki - I was thinking on the 'koshi nage from punch' that I would change what they taught - enter irimi nage style, and when uke gets behind me I'll pop them straight up into the air and throw them just like cutting with a sword - like I did 25 years ago before the injury."

My wife replied, "It may sound backwards, but I think you should take care of your partners; you know, protect them, before you worry about looking good yourself."

"No, that sounds right on. Thanks."

David

Michael Douglas
03-20-2006, 06:05 PM
Bah, she just isn't keen on you trying it on her first !

Nick Simpson
03-21-2006, 06:55 AM
Nice post. Thanks for sharing :)

billybob
03-21-2006, 07:41 AM
HA!

On a less spiritual note: Amid much griping she accompanies me to the pistol range once a year, and outshoots me. Dammit.

Dave

Dirk Hanss
03-21-2006, 09:07 AM
So, it's clear. She is a true warrior. Maybe your life insurance is too high.

It seems to be a risk if you are injured or sued for hurting others, but it is less risk, if you are shot.

You'd better change your insurance policies ;)

Dirk

billybob
03-22-2006, 09:45 AM
Marriage is union on many levels: heartfelt love, physical love, friendship, financial strength, making children (something I am not strong enough for). Reasons for getting along are also provided by reasons of both very high, and some not so high 'virtues'.

15th anniversary tomorrow. Pardon the ruminations.

dave

James Davis
03-22-2006, 10:14 AM
Marriage is union on many levels: heartfelt love, physical love, friendship, financial strength, making children (something I am not strong enough for). Reasons for getting along are also provided by reasons of both very high, and some not so high 'virtues'.

15th anniversary tomorrow. Pardon the ruminations.

dave
Hmmmm. Your wife sounds a lot like mine and Tampa isn't that far away. Thankfully, your mention of a fifteenth anniversary rules out the possibility of my wife living a double life. :D We're expecting our first anniversary and our first kid at around the same time (yes, we started right away :p ).

Your posts were nice to read. Happy anniversary. :)

billybob
03-22-2006, 12:21 PM
Thank you Sir. Same to you and your wife. Never underestimate her!

:)

dave

Lan Powers
03-22-2006, 01:13 PM
Happy anniversary from Texas as well....(Our fifteenth is in a couple of months also.)
She has a very aiki approach to your training it sounds like.
Lan

Noela Bingham
03-22-2006, 03:16 PM
Congratulations on your anniversary, your words fill me with a peace that there is some understanding people out there, and your willingness to share shows your generosity os spitit