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Old 07-27-2005, 12:37 PM   #49
Join Date: Dec 2000
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Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Eric Hutton wrote:
Two stories that I have been told:

1. An aikido student was driving a motorcycle when he was struck head-on by a car. His body was thrown over the car and he performed a ukemi on the pavement and thus escaped injury.

2. An aikido master had honed his senses and preception to such a level that he could not ride on the Tokyo subway during rush hour. The noise and press of the crowds overloaded his senses to the point that he could not function.
No. 2 is a pretty natural thing. Ever taken the last train on the Yamanote Line in summer?
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