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Old 06-05-2008, 02:07 PM   #326
Tony Hudspith
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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On a works night out to the bowling alley you end up getting into a conversation with the manager about aikido. May have had something to do with the fact I temporarily broke the lane with a bowling ball. My workmates told the staff that "She does that with people to."
I can't believe you broke the bowling alley. Surely you harmonised with it. Isn't that what I've been teaching you all this time. you don't break bones you love them in a hamonious way. (Mind you, you do make people bleed more than others in the class!!)

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Old 06-05-2008, 08:17 PM   #327
Karen Wolek
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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..

...You try to use a rowing exercise movement with your hoe while doing yardwork.

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I was helping with yard work at the dojo recently, hoe-ing some soil. Sensei came by and told me to use my hips and told me it's just like the rowing exercise except it's the hoe-ing exercise. Har har.

(It did help)

Karen
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:31 PM   #328
Angela Dunn
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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I can't believe you broke the bowling alley. Surely you harmonised with it. Isn't that what I've been teaching you all this time. you don't break bones you love them in a hamonious way. (Mind you, you do make people bleed more than others in the class!!)

Tony
Well Okay, I harmonised with the bowling ball so effectively it got really into harmony with the lane. So Much that the machinery just had to stay and watch and join in all the harmonising. . Hense I got the blame for breaking the bowling alley. And I may have been just so slightly tipsy at the time.

Noted, its all harmony from now on, honnest!

(And as for the bleeding thing. Twice in six months I think I am doing pretty well at the whole not making people bleed thing now. )
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:14 AM   #329
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I think the funniest thing I have heard about addiction to aikido...

Sensei told of her wife, who, while in pregnancy training, asked the ObGyn 'when can I throw him again after I give birth?'

They were referred to marriage counselor in 20 seconds...

Then she has few hours of labor... And Sensei is being held in various locks (ikkyo, nikkyo, sankyo, yonkyo) all time.

He said that the female staff at the ward were thinking of asking Sensei's wife to teach other pregant mothers to do that 'to share the effort'...
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:08 PM   #330
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You might be an Aikido addict if...

... you practice saying, "Shomen ni rei! ... Sensei ni rei!" in a "martial voice" while showering so that you are prepared if you are ever the most senior student to show up for practice.

... you spend half the afternoon reformatting all the aikido addiction posts so that you can print them to take to the dojo that evening.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:45 PM   #331
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..if you see an elderly person walking down the street with a large walking stick and you instinctively think to yourself 'hey what will i do if I that elderly person should all of a sudden gain enough strength and balance in their legs and throws a shomen attack my way with that undercover Jo'....

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Old 07-06-2008, 07:38 PM   #332
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you took a beginning class because the advertising declared, "The first hit's free.".

jen

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Old 07-09-2008, 06:43 PM   #333
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Connor, Sorry for not posting for a while in response to your request. I actually got my blade at TX RenFaire. It's a replica of the blade from Heroes, but works perfectly well for sword katas. I'm still getting comfortable working with a live blade though :| Check out http://www.trueswords.com, you might find something there. Or Amazon...

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Old 07-15-2008, 06:50 PM   #334
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...when you come home from work at night, you open your door, remove your shoes and bow before entering.

...watch Steven Seagal movies and say things like "Wow, nice shihonage!" (Yes, I do this sometimes... )

...you resort to buying JuJitsu or AikiJuJitsu books at the bookstore because you already own all the Aikido books they sell.

...you've been overseas and seen a new Aikido book that you don't have yet, so you buy it. (Me again...The Hidden Roots of Aikido that I bought in Singapore....)

-Bryan

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Old 07-17-2008, 05:23 PM   #335
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

- when you walk *anywhere* (in the office, at home, down the street..) and have to resist the urge to do a forward roll
- when you watch and re-watch the same 60sec of a steven seagal movie and try to identify the techniques
- when your wife tells you that if you buy anymore aikido books, she's changing the locks
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:08 AM   #336
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U think incorporating your aikido in to the work place is a good idea...
A coworker last night (after our store closed) caught me at the end of doing a tenkan and practicing shihonage

She said, "Got class soon?"

"Oh, uh, yeah, this Monday!"

-Bryan
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:38 AM   #337
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When you are at the beach with friends (yesterday), and you try underwater shikko and underwater ukemi....

Karen
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:10 PM   #338
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Wow. Underwater shikko! That I never thought of! Thanks!

In gassho,

Mark

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Old 07-21-2008, 09:12 PM   #339
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

... you are thinking of taking your bokken and jo with you on your two week trip to Maine because you've got used to practicing with them almost daily.
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:15 PM   #340
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You stick an aikido calligraphy sticker along with one of an aikidoka in seiza on your car.

I just saw that car a few hours ago.

We've all had the urge to do those addictive forward rolls. Another symptom is wanting to go home from the dojo in shikko :S
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:44 PM   #341
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

... you are going to take your jo and bokken along on your two week trip to Maine because you've got used to practicing with them regularly at home
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:56 AM   #342
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When sleeping you have a white oak bokken, a red oak bokken and a jo beside you. Constantly in your sleep you're counting to 31 in Japanese and in your mind the 31 kata are being displayed. When you wake up you roll out and shout 'Hai!' to wake everyone else up in the dormitory, only to find that you've drawn your bokken from its saya and its tip is on someone else's forehead.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:23 AM   #343
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Alexander, ....you are a scarey person.

...not as evil as I could be
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:39 PM   #344
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I suppose I'm officially an Aikido addict now, the aikido dreams have started! I've had dreams involving the people in aikido before but none about actual aikido practice. I had this pretty stupid dream about us doing some solo exercises in the dojo and then one of the instructors said sth like: "I think I'm overweight so I think my weight is too much underside" and then we all proceeded to talk about what to do if your weight is too much underside weird huh?

I've also had a dream earlier about Ms Trunchbull (from the kids movie Matilda) trying to invade my house with her evil subordinates and all of us from aikido having barricaded ourselves in my living room, waiting for her to break in through the back door... I was clutching my bokken and feeling awesome, I was like "yeah, lets do dome bashing!" Scary...
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:00 PM   #345
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You know you are an aikido addict when you come home from practice and the first thing your housemate says is "What have you been drinking? [insert name here] is drunk again!"

All this because you're grinning insanely and dancing around because you've had such a great time and you're so high on endorphins
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:02 PM   #346
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You walk around your workplace doing nikyo and kotegaeshi stretching exercises on your wrists, or find yourself running through the footwork for kumitachi...

... happens to me...

Warning: Do not bend, fold or otherwise abuse... until we get to the dojo..


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Old 10-13-2008, 12:51 PM   #347
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... You whittle a Jo, Bokken, and Tanto set out of chopsticks.

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Old 10-15-2008, 11:16 PM   #348
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.....you find yourself doing Aiki techniques in a Jiu Jitsu class......

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Old 10-21-2008, 01:12 AM   #349
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... when Kali/Silat class is cancelled, you IMMEDIATELY go to Aikido. (Aikidoists can tell when this happen because the addict will show up with a t-shirt and sweat pants, not his keiko-gi, and a HUGE bag filled with padded gear).

.... you said pretty much the same thing when you started this thread almost three years ago.

.... you started this thread almost three years ago

.... when one of your Silat training partners asks about Aikido, you feel the only way to describe ikkyo is to borrow an arm and apply it.

.... your Silat training partner learns how to protect his wrists from you in under five minutes.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:54 AM   #350
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...You trim your hedges with a bokken...

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