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Old 04-23-2006, 06:31 PM   #26
Dajo251
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

Tore out two three walls today, plus a built in desk thing, the space is really starting to shape up, tomorrow instead of class we are all going to work on the new space, in order to hopefully have it up and running net week. Sorry no pics, my camera decided to die, and not just the battery...so sad

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Old 04-25-2006, 01:05 PM   #27
Lyle Bogin
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

They say martial arts training has no end... but neither does dojo construction!
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:24 PM   #28
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

and who ever said that isnt kidding, its shaping up to be alot more work then we anticipated, we havent started framing the new rooms yet. I spent most of the night re-enforcing the drop ceiling, got a ton of panaling off of a wall only to find another layer off panals under that followed by some sheet rock, and then insulation and finally the brick. Its coming along though

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Old 04-26-2006, 07:16 AM   #29
Steve Mullen
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

I think i can see another thread coming out of this one

"how effective is aikido against a crew of dojo reshapers weilding ten pound adjustment and reshaping tools"

I think it will really take off.

Dan,
I totally share you pain about the walls thing. Recently i was helping my friends "do out" their garden, which included a pond in the middle one of those plastic sheet-lined ones) anyway, it was drained due to a split in the plastic but was still firmly cemented in place by rocks around the side.

SO out comes the ten pound adjustment and reshaping tool, or Sid as we named it and away go the rocks, problem solved??

HE HE, No

Around the pond was a line of flagstones 3 wide, so i lifted the first lot, scraped away the sand and tried to move the plastic, no joy, so i moved the second lot, tried again, a bit of give.....but no joy, on to the third ones and finally more give.

Then i noticed the second line of stones around that

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Old 04-26-2006, 02:38 PM   #30
Dajo251
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

WE named our reshaping tool thor, only about an hour later did I remeber the actual name of thors hammer(Im not going to attempt to spell it but its easy enough to find) but thor has stuck

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Old 04-27-2006, 04:05 AM   #31
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

It builds a better working relationship with them if you do. we also had an axe, who's name escapes me at the moment

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Old 04-27-2006, 11:16 AM   #32
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

If that axe was otis I am scared(see the movie frailty for the referance)

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Old 04-28-2006, 01:53 AM   #33
Dajo251
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

So I got a call today about working at the dojo tomorrow and starting the framing for the locker rooms and then beer and pizza was mentioned....sounds like it will be an intresting evening

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Old 05-06-2006, 10:25 PM   #34
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

Ok, so the walls are up and sheetrocked, that leaves us with, wireing painting, a bit of plumbing, moving alot of stuff general cleaning and laying down the mats, we are supposed to start training at the new place on monday, so we may just move stuff around so we can lay some mats down. Im a little worried about walking around bare foot, Ive already pulled 3 screws and 5 nails outta the bottom of my shoes.......oh well its going well,

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Old 05-08-2006, 08:57 PM   #35
Dajo251
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

lesson learned tonight....rolling off a mat onto concrete when its unexpected hurts like hell

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Old 05-09-2006, 03:43 AM   #36
Steve Mullen
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

It's good that we, as aikidoka, learn these lessons from time to time, just incase a group of ninja should choose to attack whilst we are in a concrete area

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