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DeanMacBaine 03-02-2002 07:45 PM

Quotes
 
Maybe some of you would like to help me. We are looking to design some T-shirts for our dojo and we would like to use a quote from O'Sensei or another prominent figure in the world of Aikido. So I am wondering what are some of your favorite quotes relating to the practice and the philosophy of Aikido?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Kenny 03-03-2002 12:30 AM

While I can't say I have "a favorite" one that I spend alot of time with lately is.

There is no enemy of love. There is no discord in love. Aikido is the realization of love.

mle 03-03-2002 07:09 AM

Re: Quotes
 
Quote:

Originally posted by DeanMacBaine
Maybe some of you would like to help me. We are looking to design some T-shirts for our dojo and we would like to use a quote from O'Sensei or another prominent figure in the world of Aikido. So I am wondering what are some of your favorite quotes relating to the practice and the philosophy of Aikido?
Thanks in advance for your replies.

"In order to do ikkyo, first smash your opponent's face."
-- Ueshiba Morihei

"In order to weaken your enemy, first step inside and cut."
-- Ueshiba Morihei

"Standing in the mountain stream
I wonder
Why is it that no one can speak
As purely as water sounds on the stone."
-- Ueshiba Morihei

"When you instruct
Emphasize the strike and thrust
For all the secret teachings
Are found in these simple basics."
-- Ueshiba Morihei


Enjoy!

Chuck-n-Emily

Don_Modesto 03-03-2002 12:30 PM

Re: Quotes
 
Quote:

Originally posted by DeanMacBaine
Maybe some of you would like to help me. We are looking to design some T-shirts for our dojo and we would like to use a quote from O'Sensei or another prominent figure in the world of Aikido. So I am wondering what are some of your favorite quotes relating to the practice and the philosophy of Aikido?
"Aikido is not plastic harmony." Saotome Mitsugi

Johan Tibell 03-03-2002 03:21 PM

Aikido is origami (sp?) with people... :D

Seriously, what "type" of quotes do you want, philosofical? funny? Dokas?

Dokas can be found here:
http://hokushin.hjem.wanadoo.dk/aikido_doka.htm

- Johan

Dean H. 03-03-2002 04:39 PM

I don't know who said this first:

"Strength fades; technique lasts."

Dean
:triangle: :circle: :square:

Reuben 03-03-2002 08:36 PM

I know I'm slightly out of topic but I always wanted a shirt that said this,

" Do you know who I am? "

It reminds me of many of the local politicians who go to a hotel expecting special service and when they get irritated would say, "Do you know who i am? I'm so and so". And i just found it all so superficial and a bunch of baloney but it was pretty funny when the lady at the concierge said " No, but whoever you are you still have to wait." Haha:) I love it.

jk 03-04-2002 07:17 AM

Ran into this on the net sometime ago:

"If I wanted to see men dancing in dresses, I would have gone to a gay bar" - Jon Bluming when he visited the Aikikai Hombu dojo.

No offense intended towards my fellow aikidoka, of course...it's just something that keeps me from taking myself too seriously...

Regards,

Keith R Lee 03-04-2002 08:37 AM

off topic t-shirt
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Reuben
I know I'm slightly out of topic but I always wanted a shirt that said this,

" Do you know who I am? "


I have a t-shirt with the seal of the US on it and in small print below the seal it says Federal Witness Protection Program. Below that in large block letters it says: YOU DON"T KNOW ME

tlurie 03-04-2002 09:10 AM

I've always like this one:

Leave your ego with your shoes: off the mats.

Good luck with your shirts :)

lt-rentaroo 03-04-2002 12:53 PM

Hello,

This quote is not directly related to Aikido, but it is my favorite, as it pertains to my career.

"In distinguishing the advantages of the tools of warriors, we find that whatever the weapon, there is a time and situation in which it is appropriate."

- Miyamoto Musashi

bcole23 03-04-2002 02:42 PM

Have posted this previously, but it seems to fit well here.

"We put the harm back in harmony."

DeanMacBaine 03-04-2002 05:16 PM

Thanks for all your input. Got some good responses so far. Keep'em coming. I'm not sure what we are looking for yet. We just need one that seems to capture our dojos personality. So it doesn't matter if it's serious, funny or just plain makes no sense. I will take the list and then we will decide as a group.

Bcole23--I have a sister that lives near you over in Driggs, ID. I was lucky enough to see some pretty big mountain men in a bar room brawl. I would definitely say you need the "harm" out there. Nothing seemed to keep those boys down.

Suru 03-04-2002 06:18 PM

"Aikido is not a hippie art."

--Mitsugi Saotome

Drew

Largo 03-05-2002 12:00 AM

How about "grab my wrist" :D

Jim ashby 03-05-2002 06:25 AM

"Wanna go to the Dojo"?
"Go on then, twist my arm".

Largo 03-07-2002 06:35 AM

Okay...this definitely isn't an "Aikido" saying (or philosophy) but it is my all time favorite MA quote/philosophy (obviously...since it's my signature)

kono yo ha jaku niku kyou shoku=In this world, the weak are the food of the strong.

Also...it looks really cool in Kanji too;)

Jonathan 03-07-2002 12:54 PM

How about: "True victory is victory over yourself."? :)


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