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Old 09-18-2005, 11:41 AM   #26
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if sensei asks you to do a technique on them do it quickly, if you are not quick enough they will do it to u

hmmmm voice of experiance eh karen!

Dance your cares away .... worry for another day ... let the music play .... down in fraggle rock!

when bored ... do as I do. Poke a patient!
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Old 09-18-2005, 07:43 PM   #27
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

#25 Corallary to #7 and #10: Do not ask Sensei "What is nikkyo?"
#25A: ALWAYS do cool-down stretches after a "nikkyo night."
#26 When you are being uke for a senior student, do NOT try to stand up when you are supposed to be going down. If Sensei sees this, this will inspire him to show how to handle it when someone stands up. (Happened my second or third class last year; I was being uke for ikkyo -- I think -- and tended to stand up when I shouldn't have. Sensei came over and said, "If he stands up, cut down .... " After slamming my former nage into the tatami a couple times, he said, "Hey, I like that!" and had us all do it. Fortunately, us newer people were allowed to use a rear sitfall for ukemi on that one.)
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Old 10-15-2005, 06:50 AM   #28
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

if sensei asks you what you have been doing in a previous class (as i do 2 different styles of aikido) don't tell them about your miserable attempts at doing ukemi as they will make you repeat that said same miserable performance

some things are so dear and so precious you have to let them go
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Old 10-15-2005, 04:07 PM   #29
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

NEVER laugh when sensei wants you to be his uke... trust me on this one....
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:29 AM   #30
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

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NEVER laugh when sensei wants you to be his uke... trust me on this one....

id never laugh wen my senseis ask me to be there uke ,id run and hide behind the bigger students (it only ends in pain if i dont) ps read my aiki blog and u will see why

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Old 10-23-2005, 08:51 PM   #31
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

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NEVER laugh when sensei wants you to be his uke... trust me on this one....

HA i laugh in the face of danger!


ohhhh alright ... its more a squeek of panick and some classic martial "Ooph"s!!!

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Old 10-24-2005, 08:06 AM   #32
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

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HA i laugh in the face of danger!


ohhhh alright ... its more a squeek of panick and some classic martial "Ooph"s!!!
lol emmsy i though it would be more like full blow cries of sheer agony

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Old 10-24-2005, 03:16 PM   #33
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One I like and which might actualy be usefull:

Dont look for coins on the mat, look for 100 bills on the wall

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Old 11-19-2005, 04:02 AM   #34
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lol emmsy i though it would be more like full blow cries of sheer agony
I keep telling ya ....Man in black skirt no frighten me ...!!!!


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Old 11-19-2005, 04:04 AM   #35
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

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I keep telling ya ....Man in black skirt no frighten me ...!!!!


actually .. yeah ... SHOUT that ......
sensei and dan grades will Loooooove you for the challenge!

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Old 11-19-2005, 08:43 AM   #36
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

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I keep telling ya ....Man in black skirt no frighten me ...!!!!

[Yoda] You will be afraid, Young One. You will be. [/Yoda]
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:50 PM   #37
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

I think Emma and I are soul sisters across the pond from eachother. I said once to a nidan friend, "I'm not afraid of HIM!" (Sensei) And she said, "Well, I am!"

Huh.

Maybe I SHOULD be.

<grin>

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Old 12-13-2005, 12:47 PM   #38
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

Step on the hem of a yundansha hakama...go ahead, I dare you.
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Old 12-13-2005, 02:34 PM   #39
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I am somewhat notorious for lying on the mat laughing after sensei throws me, because some techniques just never fail to surprise me no matter how often I see them. "How the &$#^ did he do that?" I particularly love demonstrations which start with sensei saying, "All of you are pushing and straining...as you can see, if I push Mary she just stands there....but if, instead, I just do *this*--" WHAM! So cool!

I have a lot of faith that the yudansha will not hurt me. It's the high kyu ranked people I'm scared of.

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Old 12-13-2005, 04:13 PM   #40
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

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I am somewhat notorious for lying on the mat laughing after sensei throws me, because some techniques just never fail to surprise me no matter how often I see them. "How the &$#^ did he do that?" I particularly love demonstrations which start with sensei saying, "All of you are pushing and straining...as you can see, if I push Mary she just stands there....but if, instead, I just do *this*--" WHAM! So cool!

I have a lot of faith that the yudansha will not hurt me. It's the high kyu ranked people I'm scared of.

Mary Kaye
I thought I was the only one who laughed after getting tossed on my butt! I'm afraid of mudansha too.

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Old 12-13-2005, 07:45 PM   #41
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Actually, I'm more afraid of the brand newbies than anyone.

Karen
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:15 AM   #42
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Re: The solution to Aiki Newbie Confusion...

I know what you mean.
The yudansha try to make sure you fall correctly, and know how to catch you if you don't.
The newbies don't know how to do that. They also don't know how much force you should use when they are trying to throw you. They can accidentally hurt you.
Other newbies go on power trips...
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