Thread: Aiki Doh's
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:01 PM   #110
HarlieG
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Re: Aiki Doh's

I have one....it's not me, but a friend/student of mine....so I can tell it....

We were at the Spring Seminar in Montreal and Yamada Sensei was teaching. We were doing some big throw, and my friend (3rd kyu) was in a group with me, and the group was mostly black belts. It was his turn to throw and Yamada was standing next to our group watching....he had been struggling with the throw, but he got his act together while Yamada was watching, and pulled off a pretty good throw.

Yamada Sensei said "That was perfect" and started to turn away....and as he turned, my friend (who had been trying to hang on to a beautiful zanshin pose) fell over. Yamada turned back and said "except for that part."

Priceless!

HarlieG
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