Thread: Aiki Doh's
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:03 AM   #25
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,237
Re: Aiki Doh's

My partner and I were receiving some correction from the instructor, a renowned and highly respected Japanese shihan at a seminar. The technique was, in part, a very painful wrist lock and then throw that we'd never seen before. The shihan applied it to me and it came on so quickly and so painfully that I immediately began tapping out like the Little Drummer Boy - in the middle of his back! He let go and I realized that I was beating on him. I apologized just as quickly as I tapped out and he looked at me very sternly and started laughing and said "Hmmm, hurts, doesn't it?"

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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