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Old 01-29-2007, 06:31 AM   #201
Niccolo Gallio
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Don't know if this has been mentioned already, but I've happened to refuse or postpone dates because I had to train..

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Old 01-30-2007, 12:04 PM   #202
Rigel Keffer
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

I've found this to be an interesting test for potential dates:

I invite the guy to come hit the mats with me.


Still waiting....
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:33 AM   #203
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You know you're addicted to aikido if you get in a taxi after a night of wheatbeer and jagermeister and give the driver directions to your local dojo instead of your house... Probably because you spend more time at the dojo then at home anyway.
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:35 AM   #204
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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You know you're addicted to aikido if you get in a taxi after a night of wheatbeer and jagermeister and give the driver directions to your local dojo instead of your house... Probably because you spend more time at the dojo then at home anyway.

LOL.... that's awesome!!!
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:31 PM   #205
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

While watching Mythbusters, you catch yourself thinking, "Tory needs ukemi training."
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:38 PM   #206
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While watching PBR, you catch yourself thinking, "Those cowboys would fair better on buckoffs if they had some ukemi training."
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:18 AM   #207
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You catch yourself doing tenkan practice in the corridor at work. I don't think anyone saw me...
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:37 PM   #208
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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You catch yourself doing tenkan practice in the corridor at work....
All the time. Is this unusual?

Grab my arm.....The other arm.....MY other arm
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:27 PM   #209
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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All the time. Is this unusual?
And why would it be a problem?

Heck I do this and other exercises at my desk.

And I teach wrist stretching exercises to co-workers to help them deal with RTI's (and they work when done correctly and diligently).

A little tenkan each day keeps tension at bay.

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Old 02-06-2007, 03:56 AM   #210
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

I'm glad to know that tenkans in corridors is perfectly normal, it just surprised me to find my self doing it.

The other thing I've found myself doing is opening doors from centre. I think that's all ready on this thread somewhere but I can't be bothered to find the quote.
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:29 PM   #211
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can't be bothered will all the quoting so here goes

working in a bar, going glass collecting, practising your foot movements to avoid drunk, beligerent football fans

also, when on an impromtue night out with some roleplayers you've had a few and when the song tells you to "sit down, sit down, sit down next to me" everyone else falls into a vague seating type position, while you move into seiza without thinking
(this did however get me a few comments along the lines of "you must me good in the bedroom", "how obedient", and the like, i repied with "i haven't had any complaints" but only because one of the guys making the comments could whoop my ass 6 ways from sunday otherwise well, i wouldn't have been so restrained (incase any of the relevant people see this :P see, being good, no violence:P))
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:21 PM   #212
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you go to the dentist and slap on the chair to indicate there's pain.

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Old 02-09-2007, 04:33 PM   #213
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

I did, recently...
My dentist wanted to know what that was all about ,so I did Sankyo on him..
he said but what if I punch with the other hand.. so I did takedown..almost,too much equipment around us !!
Absolutely hilarious !!
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:07 PM   #214
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You drive an hour to get to class.
You sit in a hot tub for at least an hour after Aikido class.
You got divorced in part because your spouse didn't appreciate your dedication to training.
All three of your children do Aikido.
When preoccupied your children know they can always get your attention by calling you 'sensei'.
You teach 4 Aikido classes a week and that's why you don't have a 'real' job.
Of course Aikidoka are family, even the ones you only see a few times a year at seminar.
You speak broken English as if you were Japanese.
You 'stored' your mats opened up on the living room floor.
You refer to your children as 'mat rats'.
You fret about not having time to get the laundry or dishes done as you prop your feet up on the coffee table and open up the "Philosophy of Aikido".
You got home from Aikido class and actually read ALL 213 of these entries!!!!!!! And laughed A LOT!!!
You're broke thanks to your determination to live your priorities.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:11 AM   #215
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Well Mr Boddum, that wouldn't work on my dentist. As well as a being a dentist he's 1st Dan in Shotokan karate and a 1st Dan in Aikido (from my home dojo).
Good job he's so painless.

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Old 02-11-2007, 10:55 AM   #216
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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You refer to your children as 'mat rats'.
The children's program for the 8-14 year olds in our Stockton Dojo is called The Mat Rats. In an effort to distinguish the Stockton Mat Rats from the Rio Vista Mat Rats one of the Stockton instructors refered to the Rio Vista kids as River Rats.

The Rio Vista kids loved and River Rats they are to this day.

As for spouses: my oldest daughter trains, my youngest son trains, my wife started training with a weekend intensive this weekend and she plans to continue. My wife helps me run the Rio Vista dojo as well.

My youngest daughter is looking forward to starting her training next year.

"Hi. My name is Michael and I'm an Aikido addict."

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Old 02-11-2007, 11:48 AM   #217
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"Hi. My name is Michael and I'm an Aikido addict."
Hi, Mike!
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:51 AM   #218
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
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.... You got home from Aikido class and actually read ALL 213 of these entries!!!!!!! And laughed A LOT!!!
And if after ding that, you realize which ones apply to you, well .... do I have to spell it out?
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:53 AM   #219
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Quote:
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you go to the dentist and slap on the chair to indicate there's pain.
What about slapping? What pain?

Getting to used to odd twinges that the dentist has to ask you four times if you are okay while she's drilling fourth tooth and you're just snoring there without local anesthesia...
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:27 AM   #220
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you are so engrossed in checking your aikiweb messages that you only start getting ready to go to class at the time you'd normally leave to get there on time (still made it here though, coz i rock)
then on arriving at your class you take the first opportunity to log back into aikiweb and tell everyone of the latest proof of your addiction
oh and 2 of the assists ask you if you're ok and give you an info card for the counselling service
(i have bruises from conditioning )
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:12 AM   #221
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--you enjoy cleaning the dojo bathroom
--you had to open another window with the AikiWiki just to get all the jokes in this thread
--and yes, the dreams!
--you're happy when your quads hurt too much to walk down the stairs
--you're happy when once again putting athletic tape over the mat sores that just don't want to heal
--you dream up funny aikido bumper stickers
--you troll Bu Jin Design in the middle of the night looking for bargains
--you consider reading this thread "part of your education"
--you want less and less to hang out with people who can't get a good Aikido joke
--your husband takes up Aikido partly to get you off his case
--your 5 yo helps you study for your 6th kyu test
--you find the bruises on your wrists amusing because (1) none of the perpetrators stayed standing and (2) the worst one was caused by the smallest, blondest aikidoka in the dojo
--you show up at the dojo with movies, snacks, and a portable heater, so your kids are content while you take class
--after 10 inches of snow, you decide "Snowkido" would make an excellent winter sport and seriously think about rounding up the aikidoka to give it a try.

OK, I'm out of the closet now!!
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:40 AM   #222
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2 days after a course, you're still wincing every time you move and all you want to do is train some more

you spent a while on the journey home from the course thinking up aiki bumper stickers to put in the back window so sensei knows that the wierdos in the car infront are aikidoka and therefore not dangerous
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:41 AM   #223
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--you enjoy cleaning the dojo bathroom
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ok Jenny, I think you win.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:20 PM   #224
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ok Jenny, I think you win.
I know, Sharon, it's pathetic of me; but I won't clean the GUYS' bathroom.....
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Old 03-05-2007, 04:03 AM   #225
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at a jujitsu grading as you're waiting to be called in the people you're chatting with suddenly look at you strangely as your focus shifts to 2 guys practicing 10ft away and you start saying "Sankyo, just take sankyo, it's right there" and the like, even though we don't do sankyo at ju jitsu and he was fumbling to get the technique he wanted but yea

Hi, I'm Krystyna, terminal Aikido addict.
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