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Old 10-21-2008, 02:55 PM   #351
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You consider sneaking a spare jo and bokuto to the workplace to practice with during breaks...

...happens to me!

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Old 10-23-2008, 07:03 AM   #352
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.....when you start opening and closing doors by walking around them....
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:58 AM   #353
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

...your Sensei (or other yudansha) takes your balance in a split second, drills you into the mat before you know what happened, and you get up smiling!!

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Old 10-27-2008, 02:52 PM   #354
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

... you find yourself lurking in this forum instead of writing an essay thats due in on Thursday. :P
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:24 PM   #355
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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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 .
Well my knees don't really look like purple plums, however my arms often look like skin-and purple camouflage...

I suppose my week would be: Monday day without aikido, Tuesday without aikido, Wednesday aikido class yay!, Thursday recovering from Wednesday's class but why can't there be another class today, I'd totally be up for it!, Friday aikido class , Saturday recovering from Fridays class, Sunday Oh why haven't they started Sunday weapons classes yet???
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:54 AM   #356
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

If you take two days at work to read all 15 pages of this post

If your wife thinks you look hot in a gi.

If you feel a strange urge to keep checking this board...

If you have just started Aikido and it starts to become something that you think about more and more...

If you start wondering how your life will be different in a couple of years after a couple of years to Aikido...

If you are thinking about buying a home mat to practice at home.

If you wish that they had this for PE when you were in school...

Last edited by MarkCim : 11-06-2008 at 09:56 AM. Reason: Just thought of more...
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:07 AM   #357
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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If you take two days at work to read all 15 pages of this post

If your wife thinks you look hot in a gi.

If you feel a strange urge to keep checking this board...

If you have just started Aikido and it starts to become something that you think about more and more...

If you start wondering how your life will be different in a couple of years after a couple of years to Aikido...

If you are thinking about buying a home mat to practice at home. <-- The missus would kill me!

If you wish that they had this for PE when you were in school...
Guilty as charged!
Well, except replace "wife" with "wife-to-be"

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Old 11-07-2008, 03:28 PM   #358
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

SWMBO threatens to divorce you if you spend any more time at keiko.

Disclaimer: This might indicate a problem with your wife rather than your Aikido addiction.

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Old 11-07-2008, 09:14 PM   #359
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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If your wife thinks you look hot in a gi.
Or you think your wife looks hot in a gi.

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Old 11-08-2008, 03:16 AM   #360
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Or you think your wife looks hot in a gi.
She does!

I feel I may be addicted!

How does reading this forum as often as possible, thinking and talking about Aikido constantly, having your fiancÚ study with you and having a picture of o'sensei in your living room sound?

Think I'm addicted?

I LOVE IT!

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Old 11-08-2008, 09:22 PM   #361
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Or you think your wife looks hot in a gi.
Oh she does... She has not done Aikido but she is going to start after we have our 3rd son due in a couple of weeks...
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:27 PM   #362
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You use Aikido terminology and ideas to describe your over-all chess strategy during a game leaving your opponent dazed and confused.

(Unfortunately, I keep on dying a majority of the time, but with a thousand deaths- I'll have thousand and one victories in the hopefully-not-so-distant future).
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:41 AM   #363
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Oh she does... She has not done Aikido but she is going to start after we have our 3rd son due in a couple of weeks...
lol I like that you put the drool emoticon there

How long after she's given birth before it's safe for her to start training?

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Old 11-17-2008, 12:43 AM   #364
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You use Aikido terminology and ideas to describe your over-all chess strategy during a game leaving your opponent dazed and confused.

(Unfortunately, I keep on dying a majority of the time, but with a thousand deaths- I'll have thousand and one victories in the hopefully-not-so-distant future).
Hmmmm...maybe you shouldn't mention your strategy to your opponents - takes away the element of surprise

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Old 11-17-2008, 02:56 PM   #365
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lol I like that you put the drool emoticon there

How long after she's given birth before it's safe for her to start training?
Well the Doctor said about 6 to 8 weeks then she can start having fun. Whooo Hoooo...

Yea I like that Icon. LOL....
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:08 PM   #366
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you use certain techniques to move your partner into certain positions in bed (the sad thing is, she can counter them now)

When you turn over in bed at night you are posting your foot and sliding your hips to turn instead of just rolling over.

When your family members begin to lose feeling in their joints

It becomes increasingly difficult to say "so your a black belt in Tae kwon do-- that very impressive," with a straight face.

When breaking joints becomes an everyday thing

During the winter you wear your Gi top around the house instead of a sweater or turning on the heat.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:23 PM   #367
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

When you buy the latest issue of Hiden because of the big feature story on O-Sensei and the Aikido Congress and leave it at work to thumb through during breaks.

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Old 12-09-2008, 06:08 PM   #368
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

When your ex-boyfriend returns to practice, you refrain from the wonderful opportunity to break a few of his bones, and cause him other long-term injuries, instead treating him politely, because you love the practice too much to spoil the experience of training.
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:12 PM   #369
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

.... on your way to the shower, you look down yourself realizing "Oh, I'm dead!" and are already halfway done changing the flaps of your bathrobe when you realize that this is just what it is: a bathrobe, not a gi jacket...

corollary: you don't even own a bathrobe, you just use whichever longest gi jacket is at your hands
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:39 PM   #370
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You might be an Aikido addict if a Bokken and Jo are the first two things on your X-mas list!
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:30 PM   #371
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You're thrilled because somebody gives you and your wife a pair of bokken with your names on them as a wedding gift.

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Old 12-18-2008, 10:47 AM   #372
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You might be an Aikido addict if a Bokken and Jo are the first two things on your X-mas list!
+1. Very True...
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:28 PM   #373
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You might be an Aikido addict if...

After getting a minor concussion, instead of going home to rest you head strait to class...
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Old 12-19-2008, 02:52 AM   #374
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You might be an aikido addict if...

-the main things on your mind are the next demonstration and ordering club t-shirts instead of exam revision and postgraduate study...

-you read a guide book on Rome and wonder why they haven't listed any local aikido dojos.

- you read Wind in the Willows and think "if Toad had taken up aikido instead of cars none of this trouble would have happened"
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:00 PM   #375
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You throw your kids to bed with Koshinage (or other wham'ing technique).

(Not very effective, by the way, they just get up and want you to do it again...)

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