Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....
You take your 4 yr old son fishing for the first time, and he starts casting by using a shomen strike (that daddy taught him to do with a bokken). ( and VERY effectively, I might add!)
When I showed him how to cast from the side, it landed 3 feet in front of him. When he switched back to a bokken grip and a shomen strike, it flew about 20 feet out in the water.