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YoshinkanStudent 09-02-2013 04:22 PM

Hi guys I'm really interested in some of the quotes I hear in aikido and have made some of my own, can't remember all, so many!
Anyway one I came up with this morning

"An attacker would have hate and anger whilst he/she attacked you, yes? aikido teaches balance, so to keep the balance you need to kill them with friendship or forgiveness"
-Louis Sanguy

Would love to here some you guys have come up with or have heard.
:ai: :ki: :do:

Krystal Locke 09-05-2013 11:32 PM

Re: Quotes
From a nice website.

A great Zen master, Sawaki Kōdō, said, “Practice is like farting—only you can do it yourself; no one else can do it for you.”

And really, would you want someone else to deprive you of the pleasure?

Rupert Atkinson 09-11-2013 02:52 PM

Re: Quotes
"The best compliment is to out evolve your teacher." VJFoster - an old friend

"They are good at what they do, but what they do is rubbish." As above.

Robert Cheshire 09-11-2013 03:20 PM

Re: Quotes
One I said this past Monday night in class - I was having my students do an escape from an over arm bear hug then transition into O Soto Gari. My student (high school age guy) would roll his arms and shoulders forward as he needed to for the escape but then would kind of stick his butt to the side and kind of wiggle it to try to get out of the hold rather than "pop" his hips out and to the side. Without thinking I said "you need to pop your hips to the side. You're not a stripper trying to stick your (started with an "A" but to follow forum rules I won't cuss) butt out and shake it!" The student and the college guys he was working with had a good laugh (and he got the escape right after that!)!

mjhacker 09-30-2013 07:56 AM

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"MYA: Move Your Feet"

Joe Ricard 10-25-2013 09:40 AM

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"Thumbs are for throwing". Credit to my Sensei Steve W.

neb1979 03-15-2016 03:11 AM

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Not sure where I heard it but "if you can't move your hand to your centre, move your centre to your hand".


Derek 03-15-2016 08:40 AM

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"Hips don't lie"
Sensei Shakira

Derek 03-22-2016 08:18 AM

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"Slow down, you move too fast. Got to make the moment last."

Simon and Garfunkel Sensei

dps 03-22-2016 01:30 PM

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Practice the movements on your own until you can do them without thinking (without an uke).
Do the movements with uke as if you are practicing "the movements on your own until you can do them without thinking (without an uke)".

Cycyk Sensei


Tim Ruijs 04-28-2016 05:12 AM

Re: Quotes
Do not move fast, move only faster. :D

Do the technique without partner. Now you know what it should feel like and go try with partner until it feels the same ;)

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