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Old 09-15-2005, 07:00 AM   #1
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Aikido in Neighbours

Has anyone in here been watching neighbours?
Especially the part where Boyd and Janae have taken up aikido.

Not bad except the fact that the instructor keeps throwing the students around(in their first lesson).

Any thoughts?

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Old 09-15-2005, 07:10 AM   #2
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

Dare I admit... I caught a little bit. The teacher was a bit of a prat and the room was way too small for the size of the class, but then... from what I can gather every single lesson that takes place in school happens in that classroom so why should Aikido be any different?

It won't make me watch Neighbours, though... nor will Ian Beale doing Aikido make me watch Eastenders. :P
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Old 09-15-2005, 07:17 AM   #3
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

"ukes, everyone needs good ukes, just a little atemi-waza..." runs off screaming and gibbering.

I personally think Corrie needs some decent judo to detract from the bitch-slapping going on (or so I've been told) - anyway, was the aikido any good? As for the throwing, the instructor was probably a shodothug or orc so thats probably the way they always start the newbies (only 1 in 10 survive the beginners course, thus ensuring the survival of the species...)
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Old 09-15-2005, 08:43 AM   #4
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

Has anyone in here been watching neighbours?
- Hello everyone, my name is Bridget and I watch neighbours.

Especially the part where Boyd and Janae have taken up aikido.
- Er, yep. Cringe.

Not bad except the fact that the instructor keeps throwing the students around(in their first lesson).
- Apparently Stingray and Serena going to be crashing in on a class in today's episode! Yay!

Any thoughts?
- Not usually, but what do you expect from a soap watching vegetable? There seem to be lot of people standing about and folding their arms.
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:19 AM   #5
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

Quote:
Hello everyone, my name is Bridget and I watch neighbours
So did I, but then that damn restraining order came through and I had to move...

Sorry, but one real (tm) question did come to mind - does anyone know who the two instructors actually are (and are the ones seen the real ones?) and how this rather weird soaps with added aikido came about?
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:18 AM   #6
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

I think it's a conspiracy by the BBC to get aikido into every aspect of our lives.....

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Old 09-15-2005, 11:27 AM   #7
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

The instructer 'acts' like a pr*ck, but thats the beauty of soap opera's for you. Some nice techniques though, apart from the dodgy one handed shihonage/kokyunage thing, that was horrendous.

Last edited by Nick Simpson : 09-15-2005 at 11:31 AM.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:19 PM   #8
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

Aaaahhhhhh . . . Neighbours . . . this is going to date me . . . I'm a Yank that lived outside of London in Kent (Sevenoaks to be exact) as a teenager back in the late 80's (Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan were still on the show and also lip-synching horrible songs to each other on Top of the Pops).

At the time, I remember being excited when Tony Romeo showed up doing karate . . . *ugh*
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Old 09-15-2005, 07:16 PM   #9
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

Interseting ... for a top rating Australian Soap no Australians have commented on this thread

maybe because we are all at training (anything to avoid it ) lol

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Old 09-16-2005, 01:40 AM   #10
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

Luckily I was only half watching it (while pottering about in the kitchen), otherwise it would have been twice as cringey.

But Argh! It was SOOOO awful! And that instructor is a bit of miserable...Now I think Mr Miyage has way more class than this one as on screen Senseis go.

Anyone else got a favourite?
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:32 AM   #11
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

WHAT?
Mr Miyagi has so much more class its not even funny! Whenever you dont know the answer to one of lifes conundrums, mr miyagi can provide the answer!

Daniel: What belt have you got? Black?

Mr M: No. Canvas. $2.95. HAHAHAHAHA.

Being a skinny teenage geek: $0.
Getting your lunch money stolen by the cool cobra kai kids: $3.50
Being PWNED by your elderly japanese caretaker: PRICELESS!

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:37 AM   #12
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

Sorry, going to have to disagree, the blind monk in kung-fu was way more gnomic and fun (go on, you all secretly wanted to pluck that pebble while walking on rice paper didn't you..)

OK Nick, want to "out" the aikidoka in the Beeb for us - perhaps the next few shows could be celebrity ukemi or survivor set in an aikido dojo, tasks to include hair-cloth hakama wearing and 24-hour seiza drills
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:46 AM   #13
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

Showing your age there Ian! i've only seen one episode of kung fu. Another contender is MONKEY possibly the best comedy kung fu monkey ever. If anyone can name a better comedy kung fu monkey then i'll be really impressed.

Yes, lets go for that, personally I think 'Im a shihan, get me out of here!' would be brilliant viewing...

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Old 09-16-2005, 01:09 PM   #14
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

In Geordie accent:

It's day nine in the Big Dojo household and Chiba Sensei has killed the chickens, Seagal and a student are getting comfortable on the couch, and the other Shihan have given up this weeks task after an argument about who was in charge, to kick the c**p out of each other.



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Old 09-16-2005, 04:28 PM   #15
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

I'm sure BB would've been much more excting if people died...

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Old 09-16-2005, 11:43 PM   #16
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

What? Like all of them?

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 09-17-2005, 09:27 PM   #17
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Re: Aikido in Neighbours

we need a crossover character from another soap. say, Tony from Hollyoaks. He can be the arrogant beginner who makes a fool of himself, ideally in a very painful way, in order to illustrate the subtlety and power of aikido.
actually, substitue any character from hollyoaks, especially those incredibly annoying faux-uni students.
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