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Old 02-27-2006, 01:12 PM   #76
SteveTrinkle
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

"Don't thinking, just sweating." Suzuki Yasu Sensei
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:02 PM   #77
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

Quote:
Paul Kozlovskis wrote:
I might be paraphrasing a little but it was something along the lines of "Don't bother coming back".

Really.
In this vein, some advice given to an akidoka in the very early days of British aikido after a shodan grading, "Best you sell Gi now, while prices still high"

Success is having what you want. Happiness is wanting what you have.
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:25 PM   #78
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

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Scott Josephus wrote:
I'm assuming that this doesn't just apply to me; My Sensei (4th Dan) has a few points she regularly reiterates, but when you get down to it is just plain good advice/statements for making you think about things which apply to your Aikido. I was wondering if you had to say that there were a couple of points your Sensei regularly states that you have taken to heart, what would they be? Here are a few of the statements mine makes often:

Circles go both ways.

You must have awareness for your AIkido to be good. If you have great technique, but no awareness, your Aikido is no good.

Fluidity is more important than speed in a technique; speed will come in time.

In Aikido, we practice to control the situation, never to harm.

While you may go to the Dojo, ultimately you learn that the dojo is inside you.

And now, some of your Sensei's thoughts.

Onigai Shimasu!
Hi

Practice
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:31 PM   #79
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

"Dory .... Lie down before you hurt yourself .... or more importantly, before yoiu hurt me!" ...

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 03-08-2006, 05:33 AM   #80
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

Quote:
Peter Zalinski wrote:
'Move or Be Hit -- It's Your Choice!'
my sensei said that to me right before he hit me with a bokken

some things are so dear and so precious you have to let them go
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:30 AM   #81
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Smile Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

My Sensei:
"Relax!!!"
"It has to be strong, not violent!!"
"Relax, Bruno!!"
"Don´t think, do it!!"

Sakanashi Sensei:
"Do you want to lose your teeth?!?!Protect yourself!!"

Kato Sensei
"Train with joy"

Bruno
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:46 AM   #82
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

"Umm, if you move you probably won't get hit like that. Pinch your nose accross the bridge, the bleeding will stop eventually."

Phil Allen
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:14 AM   #83
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

advice I got from one of the senior students in my own dojo

"If you move then I wont hit you"

Dan Hulley
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:32 AM   #84
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

mmmmmmmmmm i would have to say the best advice my sensei gave me was extend your fingers (now i know there' s a temptation in there somewhere)

some things are so dear and so precious you have to let them go
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:52 AM   #85
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

You had to ruin this thread with your filthy Inuendo too, didnt you?

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:28 PM   #86
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

Ruin?

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Old 03-08-2006, 03:06 PM   #87
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

What Mark said.

Harmony does not mean that there are no conflicts,
for the dynamic spiral of existence embraces both extremes.
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:44 PM   #88
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

Quote:
Nick Simpson wrote:
You had to ruin this thread with your filthy Inuendo too, didnt you?
DAMNIT KAREN YOU BEAT ME TO IT AGAIN!!!!!

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 03-08-2006, 07:20 PM   #89
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

"Now you know why you have to BLOCK!"

Jeanne
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:29 PM   #90
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

At my first seminar, Masuda Shihan (Aikikai 8th Dan) watched my attacks with a jo and uttered the words that haunt me to this day. "Not Billiards"
Ben

Ukemi is taught for a reason.
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:35 PM   #91
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Re: Best Advice Your Sensei Ever Gave

Quote:
Ben Duckett wrote:
At my first seminar, Masuda Shihan (Aikikai 8th Dan) watched my attacks with a jo and uttered the words that haunt me to this day. "Not Billiards"
Ben
hahahaha, I like that one....I have that problem too, probably because I have been shotting pool since I was 6

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