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Tinyboy344 08-15-2008 09:38 PM

Oh $#!t moments...
 
I just wanna know if anyone has any of those. Mine are: when I flip a breakfall and my head would come | | that close to the mat or sensei would change the technique at the last minute on me.... OH $#!T!!!!!!!..... :eek:

Nafis Zahir 08-16-2008 01:09 AM

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When I'm about to be thrown and my foot gets caught in my hakama!

Shany 08-16-2008 04:37 AM

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ehehehe 2 days ago a friend of mine was smack on his head pretty damn hard when he didn't prepare his body for an ukemi!

Mark Uttech 08-16-2008 05:13 AM

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Surprise ukemi is a surprise every time.

In gassho,

Mark

lbb 08-16-2008 07:03 AM

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I have one of those moments every time I have to try to do a technique on sensei.

SeiserL 08-16-2008 12:15 PM

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Have you been watching me train again?
Those are my normal moments.

Enrique Antonio Reyes 08-17-2008 04:38 AM

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I remember a friend who landed on the back of his neck. He's paralyzed now from the neck down.

I guess every now and then you get these freak Oh $#!t moments. In a way this is what I do not like about Aikido you get seriously hurt in an instant and you can't do anything about it when it happens.

I mean you can at least block strikes from the other arts and you can tap in bjj but when your tori (in Aikido) decides change directions while your on the air you can pay dearly for it and all he'd be able to do is say "I'm sorry".

One-Aiki,

Iking

jennifer paige smith 08-17-2008 10:34 AM

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Enrique Antonio Reyes wrote: (Post 213769)
I remember a friend who landed on the back of his neck. He's paralyzed now from the neck down.

I guess every now and then you get these freak Oh $#!t moments. In a way this is what I do not like about Aikido you get seriously hurt in an instant and you can't do anything about it when it happens.

I mean you can at least block strikes from the other arts and you can tap in bjj but when your tori (in Aikido) decides change directions while your on the air you can pay dearly for it and all he'd be able to do is say "I'm sorry".

One-Aiki,

Iking

Sorry to hear about your friend. Bad things happen to good people.

Nage has a respnsibility to not hurt their partner. To develop themselves well enough to know what they are prone to do and to understand their power. To simply say 'I'm sorry' is not enough. It is appropriate to reflect for long enough that they realize their mistake and then grow in responsibility and skill.

Ukemi is a method for learning to listen. The keener we get with our attention skills, which is built in each and every class, the better listener we will become. Just as you can anticipate what someone may say in words you can anticipate what someone will say in their body. One woud not want to assume, or jump to conclusions, what someone will say next. You can only stay in presence and respond when there is an opening. Maintain the most connection all of the way through. That is a clean way to have a conversation.

I'm no sranger to injury in ukemi. As a shodan, a hefty blue belt stepped on my hakama and then threw me in a koshi nage (pile-driver style) right on my head. I rotated my head into my center, like a snail, and managed to break only my collarbone. So, I was tuned in, but had misread the maturity of my partner at the time. He couldn't hear himself to know that his ego was intending to $#(+ -can me. I, in false faith, didn't anticipate it would happen. My mistake. If I had taken a pause before that last grab to check in with him....well, no regrets, only lessons.

The other collarbone, that's a story for another day;) .

BritishAikido@ntlworld. 08-17-2008 11:28 AM

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In 50 years of Aikido I have had many s##t moments, number one and two has to be when I was asked to do the Aikido demonstration at the 1964 British Judo Council championships in London. I was asked by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei to make the Aikido ` special ` for the attention of one of many VIP guests Lady Baden Powell, who was the head of the worldwide ` Girl Guides ` organisation.
Whilst waiting for the call to go on the stage, I saw a Judoka being what I considered rude to M Otani Sensei who was talking with the then Japanese Ambassador, the Judoka and I had a serious confrontation. When I was called onto the stage I was still unhappy and my demonstration with my ukie Derek Eastman Sensei got a little heated, as he attacked with a live blade it went through my gi and grazed my stomach, I actually said " Oh s##t" as I dropped to my knees to take immobilisation directly in front of her Ladyship.
Lady Baden Powell looked as if she was about to pass out. Later her Ladyship said " That was the most gratuitous abuse of violence I have ever seen " ( another "Oh s##t moment ) The Japanese Ambassador came up to me with Abbe Sensei and said " That is the best Aikido demonstration I have ever seen, thank you ! " I expected a roasting from Abbe Sensei but the Ambassadors comments seemed to appease him.

Henry Ellis

jennifer paige smith 08-17-2008 11:57 AM

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Henry Ellis wrote: (Post 213778)
In 50 years of Aikido I have had many s##t moments, number one and two has to be when I was asked to do the Aikido demonstration at the 1964 British Judo Council championships in London. I was asked by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei to make the Aikido ` special ` for the attention of one of many VIP guests Lady Baden Powell, who was the head of the worldwide ` Girl Guides ` organisation.
Whilst waiting for the call to go on the stage, I saw a Judoka being what I considered rude to M Otani Sensei who was talking with the then Japanese Ambassador, the Judoka and I had a serious confrontation. When I was called onto the stage I was still unhappy and my demonstration with my ukie Derek Eastman Sensei got a little heated, as he attacked with a live blade it went through my gi and grazed my stomach, I actually said " Oh s##t" as I dropped to my knees to take immobilisation directly in front of her Ladyship.
Lady Baden Powell looked as if she was about to pass out. Later her Ladyship said " That was the most gratuitous abuse of violence I have ever seen " ( another "Oh s##t moment ) The Japanese Ambassador came up to me with Abbe Sensei and said " That is the best Aikido demonstration I have ever seen, thank you ! " I expected a roasting from Abbe Sensei but the Ambassadors comments seemed to appease him.

Henry Ellis

You win some. You lose some. It all comes out in the wash.

I enjoyed the story (that would be a 'win' or a 'lose 'depending on who you ask.).:)

Tim Griffiths 08-18-2008 02:09 AM

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Henry Ellis; wrote:
Later her Ladyship said " That was the most gratuitous abuse of violence I have ever seen "

Quite right! Violence is something to be nurtured and encouraged, wouldn't want to be seen abusing it.

Walter Martindale 08-18-2008 05:39 AM

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1. (ok, a few times) Kawahara shihan says "punch me" (oh sh##t what happened?)
2. Demonstration in Osaka - feel myself heading for the space past the end of the stage in mid air - last moment nage realizes same thing and pulls me back onto mats...
3. Take a punch at Kawahara shihan (in 1, above) (Oh SH###T)
4. Land on ground from 3. above..
8-)
Walter
Those are the ones I think I remember...
W

Larry Cuvin 08-18-2008 09:06 AM

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Every time my sensei calls me in front of the class to demo the next technique without calling it out...I come to attack (either grab or strike) and there's nothing, no resistance, no collision. At this point my mind is already agitated not knowing whats next... OH SH!#. I'm on the ground with a silly grin thinking what the heck was that!

aikitraveller 08-18-2008 09:34 AM

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When I have to use the bathroom 5 mins after I put on the hakama and everything.... Oooooh $#!T........ :dead:

Alfonso 08-18-2008 10:16 AM

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at fourth kyu figuring out I could do an extra quarter turn as uke at the end of iriminage to avoid the backfall by turning into a roll , going for it, and nage clamping down on my head when I was at the apex of the wheel inverted and traveling fast. it was like time slowed down and the writing appeared in front of me.. Oh S!@#!@#

DonMagee 08-18-2008 12:11 PM

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I kicked a guy square in the balls yesterday while trying to footsweep him from the knees. I went for it and just kicked him right in the nuts. It was a 'oh crap i'm so sorry!' moment.

Then I told him "Next time, you know not to try that open guard crap with me!" and threatened to gouge his eyes out.

PS - that last part didn't happen.

Suru 08-18-2008 12:55 PM

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This "oh sh--" moment pales in comparison with quadraplegia, but -

After seeing a cutie in a workout gym many times and engaging in small talk, I finally got the courage to ask her out for a smoothie. She seemed excited about the prospect. At the smoothie place, things were going well. Then we started dicussing Aikido, and I wanted to demonstrate the sort of things we do. She offered her wrist per my request, and I applied kotegaeshi. I thought I was doing it just enough for her to mildly feel the consequences when she screamed, "Ow! Why did you do that!?" We never went out again and it was just weird between us in the gym from that point onward. Nightmare.

Nafis Zahir 08-19-2008 12:01 AM

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Another oh S#*t moment for me, was when I was in New England and Chiba Sensei was showing a white belt how to properly do nikyo to a stiff arm grab. He gestured to me to grab his lapel, which I did so with a very strong stiff arm. As he was telling the white belt not to muscle my arm, he was brushing his hand very lightly down my arm from the forearm to the wrist. As he told him to be 'soft', he applied nikyo and my mind was saying oh s#*t as I went down to the mat. But the oh s#*t moment lasted much longer as Chiba Sensei kept the nikyo on as he was talking to those around us! I thought that my wrist was going to be broken! The oh s#*t moment continued as he went on to do the finishing pin. He was telling me to relax, but he had me pinned to tight to the mat that it felt like my arm would not making it to the other side of his body and my upper torso seemed like it was being drilled though the mat. But 5 Advils later, I was doing much better.

Enrique Antonio Reyes 08-19-2008 05:43 AM

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One Oh $#!t moment I saw recently was when my 4th Dan Sensei asked one of the white belts to attack him from the back with a choke (without holding back)...

Turned out this whitey is a bjj practitioner/grappler and he almost choked out Sensei in front of the class...

and I though Oh $#!t doing my best to hide a smile ;)

One-Aiki,

Iking

Enrique Antonio Reyes 08-19-2008 05:49 AM

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I remember when I used to do Ukemi for my first Sensei. He had this really bad case of skin allergies (eczema I think). Anyway, he usually gets some scales on his skin and these "scales" would fall onto the mat.

So whenever I do Ukemi I always do my best to avoid the scales on my way down but as I get pinned from a pivoting Ikkyo I sometimes find myself "face-to-face" with the eczematous scales...and I always say Oh $c#les!

One-Aiki,

Iking

Ketsan 08-20-2008 05:30 AM

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Duy Trinh wrote: (Post 213721)
I just wanna know if anyone has any of those. Mine are: when I flip a breakfall and my head would come | | that close to the mat or sensei would change the technique at the last minute on me.... OH $#!T!!!!!!!..... :eek:

Yep. Triggers immediate full on resistance. Does no good. :D

eric_lecaptain 08-20-2008 02:21 PM

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Quote:

Enrique Antonio Reyes wrote: (Post 213943)
I remember when I used to do Ukemi for my first Sensei. He had this really bad case of skin allergies (eczema I think). Anyway, he usually gets some scales on his skin and these "scales" would fall onto the mat.

So whenever I do Ukemi I always do my best to avoid the scales on my way down but as I get pinned from a pivoting Ikkyo I sometimes find myself "face-to-face" with the eczematous scales...and I always say Oh $c#les!

One-Aiki,

Iking

One time during ikkyo I inhaled a small hair that was on the mat.
:yuck:
Now I hate putting my face on the mat, and if I have no choice, I try to clean the mat by "blowing" where I will land. :crazy:

UGH! I bet that one eastern european girl dropped it there. ha-ha
(just kidding)

Shany 08-20-2008 03:00 PM

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Rofl!!!

James Edwards 08-20-2008 09:37 PM

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Quote:

Enrique Antonio Reyes wrote: (Post 213942)
Turned out this whitey is a bjj practitioner/grappler and he almost choked out Sensei in front of the class...

and I though Oh $#!t doing my best to hide a smile ;)

Iking

That must've been pretty embarrassing for him :blush:

Usually an oh $#!t moment for me comes in the form of a fist or a tanto coming to my face or seeing someone bleeding all over the mat. I don't really know what has been happening to our dojo recently :rolleyes:

One time during a seminar though I threw a 5th dan teacher into another uke :straightf He got a bad knock on his head from the guy's heel but he was being quite nice about it.

Tinyboy344 08-24-2008 07:30 PM

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Dang! You guys have some funny scenarios out there... Respect! Respect!!! LOL


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