Thread: Surfing
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:23 AM   #7
RossT
Dojo: Templegate Bistol
Location: Bristol
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Re: Surfing

Unfortunately for me, the only tubes I've ever got to surf are the Northern and Bakerloo lines (subways), but I've often tried to adopt aikido stance whilst daring not to hold on to the hand rails. Ocassionally, this has meant bumping into fellow passengers, and on the last train home can neccesiatate retaining a degree of martial awareness! I imagine that, as with surfing a real wave it makes for interesting aikido practice because you can't pre-empt when the driver's going to hit the breaks/when the wave will change, therefore forcing you to rely on feeling. I have to aknowledge, however that the seaside probably makes for a nicer dojo.
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