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Old 12-18-2006, 12:15 PM   #156
Kim Rivers
 
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Dojo: Berkshire Hills-Ryu Aikido
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

OK I've done or am doing these very things, guess I'm an aikido addict -Kim

[quote=Jamie D. Ducusin]

You know you're a hardcore Aikidoka when:

- ...the Aikido dreams start.

- ...you find yourself with an irresistible urge to
bow every time you enter or exit a room.

- ...you feel like doing Yonkyo anytime someone
reaches to give you a handshake.

- ...you no longer grip anything with your index
fingers.

- You blurt out "Hai!" when you're asked to do something at home, or at work.

- You don't just open a door -- you extend into it from your center.

- Missing practice makes you feel like a caged animal.

- A crowded sidewalk always means tai sabaki practice.

- You've tried doing mai ukemi down a hill -- or on cement.
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