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Old 08-29-2003, 10:36 AM   #1
jxa127
Dojo: Itten Dojo -- Mechanicsburg, PA
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Join Date: Jul 2000
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Lightbulb Aikido Light Bulb Jokes...

I posted this over at Aikido Journal's board, but thought it might be appreciated here too:

Q: How many aikido shodan does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Just one, he holds the bulb and the world revolves around him.

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Q: How many aikidoka with 3rd kyu rank does it take to change a light bulb?

A: How do you take the ukemi for that?

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Q: How many west coast aikidoka does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: They screw in hot tubs, not light bulbs.

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Q: How many east coast aikidoka does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: That's not really one of our kihon waza...

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Q: How many Aikiweb bulletin board members does it take to change a light bulb?

Twenty-eight.

Six to argue the various merits of different styles of aikido light bulb changing.

Six to weigh in with stories of what it was like to change light bulbs in their dojos in the '70s under various direct students of O'Sensei.

Three to quote O'Sensei on the nature of light bulb changing.

Four more to argue over those quotes.

One to post a video clip (stolen from an Aiki News tape) of O'Sensei changing a light bulb.

One newbie to ask about the effectiveness of light bulb changing technique outside the dojo.

One to ask why there are no light bulb changing competitions.

Five to try to be clever by making jokes about being "enlightened."

One to ask how to take the ukemi for that.

Last edited by jxa127 : 08-29-2003 at 10:38 AM.

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