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Old 03-07-2007, 09:15 AM   #226
Rigel Keffer
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

When I came off the mats after class the other day, my son gave me a bearhug before I went into the lockerroom to change. It was a big, two-armed, burying his face in my middle tacklehug.

All of the sudden, he pulled back and looked up at me with a slightly surprised face and said, "Mommy! You smell like one of them!"

I took it as a compliment!
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:49 AM   #227
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... When you just joined every Aikido related group on Myspace

http://groups.myspace.com/index.cfm?...erId=141940337
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:40 PM   #228
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You might be an Aikido addict if ...

1. You've ever heard and/or said the following words:
"Ouch! Yeah! That hurts! GOOD!"
Especially, if that was followed by, "Do it again!"

2. You can look at the various bruises on your hands, wrists, and forearms and name who caused each of them and which technique they were doing. And, you smile fondly as you think of each person even though they bruised you!

3. Your chiropractor begins each session with a deep sigh and, "You're still doing that aikido stuff, aren't you?"

4. You consider breakfalls a good way to loosen up the gunk in your lungs while getting over bronchitis.

5. You do NOT want to sit down for a while, you do NOT want to miss a second of class, and you utter the words, "I'm OK. I'll hurt when I get home."

6. Your gi gets washed 3 times more often than any other article of clothing in your wardrobe.

7. Someone asks why you are limping/not using an arm/hissing in pain when you bend over, and your story begins, "Oh, it was really great! In class yesterday, I finally got to try...."

8. Your friends don't even bother rolling their eyes or shaking their heads over the above anymore. They've given you over to aikido-addiction with no hope of return.

9. A good aikido class makes for a good mood for a day or two pretty much no matter what. A bad class, when you are mad at yourself and completely disgusted with your own ineptitude and mentally kicking yourself over being a completely useless idiot on the mats, makes for a cranky couple of days pretty much no matter what.

10. Your knees always resemble purple, bony plums.

11. You spend the time between classes worrying about and praying over someone who got hurt/sick during the previous class. It pains you to see another aikidoka need to step off the mats.

12. Your think of your week as: Monday aikido class , Tuesday aikido class , a day without aikido class , another day without aikido class , another day without aikido class , Saturday's extra-long aikido class , the Sabbath to recover from Saturday's extra-long aikido class .

And, it's official as of this week, I'm an addict: the aikido dreams have begun!
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:25 PM   #229
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Your chiropractor recommends that you take at least 2 weeks off of aikido because of a car accident, but tries to arrange things so that you can at least go to class a few times. She knows how hard it will be for you to stay away from practice. "I can stay away if necessary," I told her bravely. "No you can't" she said. "You're addicted."
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:45 PM   #230
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You might be an Aikido addict if ...

2. You can look at the various bruises on your hands, wrists, and forearms and name who caused each of them and which technique they were doing. And, you smile fondly as you think of each person even though they bruised you!
You think bruises are signs of affection

You went around showing everyone after you received a bruise that you thought looked like a heart

Your friends tease you by calling Aikido your significant other
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:20 PM   #231
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Your chiropractor recommends that you take at least 2 weeks off of aikido because of a car accident."
Are you OK, now? *worries*
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:07 PM   #232
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While watching an episode of Airwolf season 2 on DVD, when the stuntman doubling as Stringfellow Hawke leaps from the rescue basket onto the straw roof of the building, rolls down the roof, hits the ground, and rolls to a stand, you think, "Ooooooooooooooo, nice ukemi!!!" and wonder if the stuntman was an aikidoka.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:49 PM   #233
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.... the next three road trips you are going to take all involve going to Aikido seminars (although I will insert a non-Aikido trip in June).

... you've already decided on the intinerary for a road trip next January which will include another Aikido seminar.
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:05 AM   #234
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... everytime you come across a patch of thick, dry lawn you practise some mae ukemi and try to demonstrate a kaitenage to one of your friends in order to aid this.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:56 AM   #235
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You're having a BAD day, the kind of day that "bad" doesn't even cover, the kind of day where you keep sneaking off to cry a little, BUT if it's an aikido class day, you look at the clock, mark the time until class, and cheer up just a little. Staring at the clock, getting closer to class time is what gets you through the day.

Of course, God forbid, you get to class and then have a lousy class (see earlier post), because then you've just added being mad at yourself and more crying onto the pile. *sigh*

(My master's thesis rough draft is due on Friday. I have been working my behind off. I'm nowhere near ready. I'm panicking. Please pray for me!)
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:55 AM   #236
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Have a full load of both whites and colors to put in the laundry, no clean socks or drawers, but spend the last 1.25 in quarters you have to wash the Gi
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:56 PM   #237
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Heh --- this is a lot like a little thing I posted to my AikiBlog not that long ago (my Sensei's contribution follows). I've removed the dojo-specific references, however...
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This came about when, on my break at work yesterday, I
looked down and realized that I was walking around
holding my wallet and water bottle like I was gripping
a bokken. :-P

You know you're a hardcore Aikidoka when:

... -Sensei regularly slams the crap out of you.

- You actually want Sensei to slam the crap out of you.
.... you realize you have fun being thrown by Sensei and think back to this post.

.... if your class in another martial art lets out half an hour before your Aikido class ends, you drive to Aikido, sit in on the last five minutes, and get conscripted into helping put the mats up

... you wonder what the world is coming to because no on has added to this thread for three months.

.... you started this thread.
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:15 AM   #238
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this thread is brilliant, don't let it die!
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:42 AM   #239
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Your friends call aikido your LTR (long term relationship), and your new boyfriend doesn't know what they mean,yet.

he-he-he

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Old 08-01-2007, 11:14 AM   #240
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You might be an Aikido addict if you go to an AA meeting thinking it stands for "Aikidoka's Annonymous"
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:31 AM   #241
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you joined a group on facebook called AA (aikiholics annonymous) and found it to be owned/run by someone from aikiweb
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:30 AM   #242
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you joined a group on facebook called AA (aikiholics annonymous) and found it to be owned/run by someone from aikiweb
Could you post a link to it? I've got to see that!
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:37 AM   #243
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Heh --- this is a lot like a little thing I posted to my AikiBlog not that long ago (my Sensei's contribution follows). I've removed the dojo-specific references, however...
---

This came about when, on my break at work yesterday, I
looked down and realized that I was walking around
holding my wallet and water bottle like I was gripping
a bokken. :-P

You know you're a hardcore Aikidoka when:

- ...the Aikido dreams start.
.... you had an Aikido dream while on vacation in Maine, so you know you're doomed.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:50 AM   #244
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http://bradford.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2212181260

Aikiholics Annonymous
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:31 AM   #245
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^^Thanks for posting the link. Unfortunately, only Facebook members can see it, and I'm not one. Oh, well; it's the thought that counts.
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:49 PM   #246
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If the first thing you do, being new to this whole thing, is read this topic and think: 'I'm going to be like that one day...'

If at first you fall, remember to Ukemi.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:30 AM   #247
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when one of your main reasons for not wanting to to back to college/university is that you'll be leaving aikido behind

and you see the new carpets in the lounge as perfect for practicing ukemi, especially as not all the furniture has been moved back in yet.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:10 AM   #248
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when one of your main reasons for not wanting to to back to college/university is that you'll be leaving aikido behind

and you see the new carpets in the lounge as perfect for practicing ukemi, especially as not all the furniture has been moved back in yet.
Who needs carpets. Concrete is the best floor for practicing ukemi.
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:38 AM   #249
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First of all, it's "big laughs time", guys...

Second, I've had these nightmares for some months now, where I see my sensei staring at me because i missed some details in a technique or executed strange-looking tai-sabakis... (and in some cases i woke up in the middle of the night, all sweaty, feeling persecuted, shallow breath, heart pumping and all...)

There is one other case, when i had the flu, couldn't breathe properly, coughed all night but the thing that got me up was something strange: i was sitting seiza in my bed!
How addictive is that? Hmm, food for thought...

I know this is irrelevant, but I'm all excited about it: come October, 3 distinguised Shihans are visiting my country, Greece, for a special Aikido Festival; Kobayashi sensei, Igarashi sensei, Sirakawa sensei! I can hardly wait...

C u around guys,
have fun in class -so do I, actually...
Joyce
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:56 AM   #250
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Try skipping your birthday EVERY YEAR for the New Years' Seminar instead!

(and getting mad when you don't get your birthday breakfalls...)
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