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erikmenzel 03-21-2008 07:06 AM

Simple insight is insight as well
 
My aikido training has taught me some simple things...nothing spectacular but still.

1) When the door is stuck pulling (or pushing) is much more productive than squeezing the handle harder

2) Look where you are going

SeiserL 03-21-2008 10:56 AM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
The most profound insight is always the simpliest.
Look where you are going.
Pay attention to what you are doing.

dragonteeth 03-24-2008 11:53 AM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
Here are a few of mine....

Everything your mother taught you about sitting, standing, walking, and falling is wrong. Learn the right way, and then go share that with her before she's old enough to break a hip.

Never trust your bladder. No matter how empty it says it is, it will change its mind within the first 10 minutes of practice, especially if you are female and wearing a hakama.

Tiger Balm should not come into contact with any mucus membrane. Ever.

Shany 03-24-2008 04:59 PM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
never slide on a bad tatami if you care about your fingers!!

wideawakedreamer 03-25-2008 03:11 AM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
If I'm trying too hard to execute a technique, I'm doing it wrong.

Ron Tisdale 03-25-2008 08:55 AM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
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Tiger Balm should not come into contact with any mucus membrane. Ever.
:D I would have thought THAT went without saying... YIKES!

Best,
Ron

dragonteeth 03-25-2008 09:36 AM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
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Ron Tisdale wrote: (Post 202507)
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:D I would have thought THAT went without saying... YIKES!

Maybe I should have phrased it - If you have recently applied Tiger Balm to yourself or another person, use caution: this is one of the few times in life when it pays to wash your hands both before and after going to the bathroom!

Fortunately it wears off...after a couple of hours. Husband then proceeded to pull yet another muscle laughing at me squirming the whole time. ;)

Ron Tisdale 03-25-2008 09:38 AM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
Those DARN husbands! Always enjoying someone ELSE'S misery! :D

Best,
Ron

SentWest 04-04-2008 12:58 PM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
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Erik Jurrien Menzel wrote: (Post 202253)
1) When the door is stuck pulling (or pushing) is much more productive than squeezing the handle harder

Ha ha, I could have used that trying to learn yonkajo on Tuesday.

Mine: To avoid collisions sometimes you slow down, other times you speed up.

Mary Eastland 04-05-2008 03:25 PM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
Accept what is and move on....
Mary

Mark Uttech 04-13-2008 03:25 AM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
An old standby; for a sore back, put some tiger balm in your eye. You will forget all about your back.

In gassho

Mark

Stefan Stenudd 04-23-2008 09:13 AM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
Improvisation is amusing, repetition is inspiring.

ashe 10-21-2009 03:26 PM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
Quote:

Lori Snidow wrote: (Post 202515)
Maybe I should have phrased it - If you have recently applied Tiger Balm to yourself or another person, use caution: this is one of the few times in life when it pays to wash your hands both before and after going to the bathroom!

lol. BTDT. when i was going through a really bad bout with my low back i was using a very hot dit da jow (traditional healing herbal formula) which i poured generously on a plaster wrapped to my low back, which then proceeded to run down the crack of my @$$.

you can guess the rest. :eek: :eek: :eek:

Kevin Leavitt 10-21-2009 03:44 PM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
Quote:

Erik Jurrien Menzel wrote: (Post 202253)
My aikido training has taught me some simple things...nothing spectacular but still.

1) When the door is stuck pulling (or pushing) is much more productive than squeezing the handle harder

2) Look where you are going

if it is really stuck...then finding another way out might work better...or finding a chair or sledgehammer will work...or maybe the door is simply locked and someone that has the key needs to come and unlock it for you. Sometimes all it takes to open the door is to ring the bell or knock lightly too!

but yeah, over all I agree, squeezing harder and wrenching your body in contortions has NEVER worked for me! lol!

Buck 10-23-2009 07:55 AM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
Never assume anything is going to happen the way you think it will.
Teaching at times can be an occupational hazard.
Never think you understand it, there is always room for more ignorance.
Humility is a virtue, backing it up is priceless.

dps 10-23-2009 03:03 PM

Re: Simple insight is insight as well
 
Quote:

Erik Jurrien Menzel wrote: (Post 202253)
My aikido training has taught me some simple things...nothing spectacular but still.

1) When the door is stuck pulling (or pushing) is much more productive than squeezing the handle harder

2) Look where you are going

Never ever accept the way everybody else does it as the only way.

Instead of pushing or pulling the door, try pulling the door up, down, sliding it sideways or find another door.

Davd


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