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Old 02-20-2013, 08:28 PM   #18
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,943
Re: The Harmlessness of Humor

when i have a blade in my hand, i am deadly serious. i usually tell my opponent (with raspy accent) ... "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!"

years ago, i was doing hips throw with one of my sempai. the harder i threw him, the more he laughed. i was used to fear and terror, but all the laughing and giggling were just so wrong. this is martial arts. it's a serious business, damn it! there is nothing more frightening to students than when you said "don't make me go back there and start to tell bad jokes!"

i have been wondering, if you do aikido grab to a ventriloquist, would that be an attack on the person or his character?

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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