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He walked into the dojo Confident, arrogant even
He said he had black belts
In a number of martial arts
And, now, wanted one in aikido How long will it take? He asked I got one in taekwondo in a year And, I really like that samurice stuff (Really! Samurice??)
Sensei's reply was nicer
Than mine would have been
But, we did suwari waza For the entire class that night
We never saw him again