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Old 06-27-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
Lorien Lowe
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You know you've been away from the dojo too long when...

...you get there and there's dust on your hakama.

...classmates poke you to see if you're real.

...you don't know any of the white belts.

...?
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:00 PM   #2
Trish Greene
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Re: You know you've been away from the dojo too long when...

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...you get there and there's dust on your hakama.

...classmates poke you to see if you're real.

...you don't know any of the white belts.

...?
(hand raised and nodding!)

Yep, happened to me when I took a 4 month hiatus....

"Aikido is nothing but an expression of the spirit of Love for all living things."

Morihei Ueshiba
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:12 PM   #3
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Re: You know you've been away from the dojo too long when...

You forget how to tie your belt and/or hakama.

You get winded during warm-up.

David M. Valadez
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:23 PM   #4
grondahl
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Re: You know you've been away from the dojo too long when...

You start with tai no henko, progress to morote dori kokyo-ho and you still think that everything is going ok....

Last edited by grondahl : 06-28-2008 at 04:29 PM.
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:08 PM   #5
Niadh
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Re: You know you've been away from the dojo too long when...

your sensei asks if this is your first time practicing Aikido.....
you don't know any of the BROWN belts......
you show up at the Dojo, to find it moved 3 months before......
a white belt walks up, looks at your gi, and says "how long has it been since they made that brand......

shall i continue?
(hi sensei)

Non Satis Scire
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:10 PM   #6
Pauliina Lievonen
 
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Re: You know you've been away from the dojo too long when...

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You forget how to tie your belt and/or hakama.
Takes me about a week...

Of course, I do think a week away from the dojo is too long.

kvaak
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:06 AM   #7
Amir Krause
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Re: You know you've been away from the dojo too long when...

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Niadh Feathers wrote: View Post
your sensei asks if this is your first time practicing Aikido.....
you don't know any of the BROWN belts......
you show up at the Dojo, to find it moved 3 months before......
a white belt walks up, looks at your gi, and says "how long has it been since they made that brand......

shall i continue?
(hi sensei)
Do continue (as one who is going down this path now)

Amir
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:10 PM   #8
Mark Uttech
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Re: You know you've been away from the dojo too long when...

All of the sudden, there's a new sensei...
and everyone
is much younger...

In gassho,

Mark

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