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Old 09-16-2005, 03:49 PM   #9
Dojo: Aikido Verein Esslingen
Location: Stuttgart
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 27
Re: Reactions from strangers?


don't any of you people train in Dojos with showers?

Now me, I usually look better after practice (after a shower and wearing fresh clothes. Before that I simply look like a hairy psychotic man wearing a funny dress)

The public have had numerous opportunities to watch me practicing my pretty hanmi stance or tsabakis in bus stops and train stations.

My neighbours (an unusual species of particularly nosy and backwards small-town German) have been plunged into even greater confusion by the half-naked hairy guy weaving and cursing his way about the front garden whilst waving funny wooden sticks at opponents only he can see...

All in all, people continue to treat me like the obviously mad and potentially dangerous eccentric... in this respect nothing has changed.

Does this count as a reaction?
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