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Old 02-08-2007, 07:58 PM   #1
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If you could have a magic door...

to one dojo anywhere in the world, where/what dojo would it be?

Me?
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:28 PM   #2
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

Aikikai Hombu Dojo
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:29 PM   #3
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

Hopefully one that I could direct from one to the next as the notion takes me. Please don't forget the time travel feature, for obvious reasons.
I'd like it painted black.
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:56 AM   #4
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

Seibukan dojo in Kobe.

Since I have no magic door though, have to rely on my annual pilgrimage to Kobe, fast approaching in April .

A difficult problem is easily solved by asking yourself the question, "Just how would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:38 AM   #5
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

The dojo where Takeda taught Ueshiba. A front row seat during "warmups."
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:52 AM   #6
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

I, too, would want one that would move me through time, not just space.
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Old 02-09-2007, 03:26 AM   #7
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

Back in time to between 1945 and 1955 so I can train with O'Sensei and some of his students like Chiba, Kanai, and A. Tohei. Don't know if I'd make it back and if I did, what kind of shape I'd be in!

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Old 02-09-2007, 03:40 AM   #8
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

i too would need a door that would transport me through time and space. it is more who i would like to have trained with than where...
o'sensei, chiba and segal.
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:02 AM   #9
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

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same here.
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:23 AM   #10
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

To the Palestra in ancient Sparta or Athens where Pangration and swordmanship were taught.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:29 AM   #11
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

I have a magic door...... it leads right into our dojo......at our house and that is where I love to train.
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:27 AM   #12
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

Hell Dojo

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Old 02-09-2007, 06:53 AM   #13
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

A dojo on top of this thing would do.

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Old 02-09-2007, 10:10 AM   #14
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

Into the future, at that dojo where the future "osensei" is just learning/acquiring that key basic or principle that blows his/her ignorance apart in one glorious moment of creative energy and insight.

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Old 02-09-2007, 11:06 AM   #15
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

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Back in time to between 1945 and 1955 so I can train with O'Sensei and some of his students like Chiba, Kanai, and A. Tohei. Don't know if I'd make it back and if I did, what kind of shape I'd be in!
I'd definitely have to do the same!!!

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:06 AM   #16
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

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Into the future, at that dojo where the future "osensei" is just learning/acquiring that key basic or principle that blows his/her ignorance apart in one glorious moment of creative energy and insight.
That was very profound David.
I like it.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:10 AM   #17
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I'd definitely have to do the same!!!
Well hello my good friend Kevin.
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:25 AM   #18
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

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Well hello my good friend Kevin.
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:15 PM   #19
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

I definately feel comfortable and love where I train now.
But if I had a door which also travels through time I would love to go and follow O'Sensei when he would sneak in the woods with his sword to secretly train...would want to watch every single one of those "mystical" training.
(If I am not wrong that area is still closed today, it has no access to anyone.)
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:02 PM   #20
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

Any dojo in Hokkaido.
Telemark skiing all day in the deep pow, followed by onsen, then off to keiko.

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Old 02-09-2007, 08:33 PM   #21
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

Whereever the main headquarters are for the Ki Soceity.

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Old 02-12-2007, 01:40 PM   #22
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

This is not exactly an answer to the question, but it's similar in the hypothetical wishful thinking..

I wish I had a holo-deck, star trek style, where i could summon up an exact replica of any aikido figure or other martial arts great teachers and get private tutoring from them. Or at least get hit on the head with a bokken and see an O'sensei vision.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:29 AM   #23
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

Back to my 1st dojo in Toyama
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:29 PM   #24
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

I'd build a magical dojo where all the great masters of judo, jiujitsu, aikido, boxing, mauy thai, catch wrestling, stick fighting, etc could come and give me private lessons 8 hours a day.

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Old 03-13-2007, 02:31 PM   #25
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Re: If you could have a magic door...

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I'd build a magical dojo where all the great masters of judo, jiujitsu, aikido, boxing, mauy thai, catch wrestling, stick fighting, etc could come and give me private lessons 8 hours a day.
You mean when they weren't arguing and trying to beat the crap out of each other?
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