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Old 11-09-2009, 08:20 AM   #1
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Bizarre Training experience

I recently trained with a very mean black belt.
Oddly weird.
He was old and very inflexible, which is alright, he had to of been in his 60's. But he was silent. He never spoke. He just did the technique on me as lazily as possible. Which is cool, I appreciate the cool down.

But here's the thing; I was doing a joint submission wrong. Another black belt walked over and said, "here sweetheart let me show you how to do that more effectively." I thanked the man and proceeded to do the submission on my silent/grumpy partner. And if I wouldn't be damned, after I properly performed that submission my silent partner started throwing me into the poor black belt that taught me how to do the submission. LOL But he still didn't say a word, just threw me into the other black belt with pop. The unfortunate part was that Sugano Sensei was squeezing through the mat when the old black belt threw me again. I rolled right into Sensei.. the poor man doesn't have all his feet, he doesn't need a little kyu like me being thrown into him...lol, thank God Sugano Sensei is possibly the sweetest man that ever lived.
At the point where I looked up and saw Sugano Sensei laughing at me, I noticed that my partner had wondered off and got lost in the crowded mat. LOL

This was my most bizarre training experience to date...
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:08 AM   #2
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Re: Bizarre Training experience

ROTFLMAO!!!! Oh, thank you for sharing this.

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Old 11-09-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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Well, it isn't every day you are thrown at a shihan, so I'll take my lesson and enjoy the humor of it all.
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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Re: Bizarre Training experience

Hey, I was once at a seminar at a TINY dojo and got thrown directly into the shomen and knocked over all the lovely flowers....

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Old 11-09-2009, 11:30 PM   #5
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I call it bowling for sensei.

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Old 11-09-2009, 11:53 PM   #6
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Re: Bizarre Training experience

Nothing quite like the OP's post, but this evening my partner threw me just as Sensei was walking past. She pulled back on the technique to keep me from rolling forward and then knee'd me in the back of the head for good measure. I didn't hit him. I DID answer a couple of phones that weren't ringing for a few minutes though.

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Old 11-10-2009, 12:45 PM   #7
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I think my instructor considers dodging flying uke as part of his training while teaching.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:15 PM   #8
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At my dojo we apologize if anything like that happens, but our sensei and sempai say it is their job to be aware and stay out of our way (though I feel it is my job not to run into them or send my uke rolling into them as well)

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Old 11-10-2009, 03:23 PM   #9
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I remember practicing the quick stop rolls for just these situations. We'd grab a small 3 foot panel of mat and roll. You can't go out of that three feet, it requires a quick stop and a quick raise to your feet. Being short helps, but not much. 0_0

Getting your face planted into the Kamiza isn't a healthy hobby. :/
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:39 AM   #10
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I think my instructor considers dodging flying uke as part of his training while teaching.
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I consider dodging flying uke as part of my instructors training while teaching.

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Old 11-21-2009, 06:11 PM   #11
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Hey P., Just saw this... :O
kvaak right back!
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:14 AM   #12
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I think I know that guy! My Sensei booted him from the dojo when I was 5 kyu!

It's a small aikido world. ;-)
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:32 PM   #13
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I think I know that guy! My Sensei booted him from the dojo when I was 5 kyu!

It's a small aikido world. ;-)
For realz?
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:32 AM   #14
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Uke bowling... that would make a good wii game.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:42 AM   #15
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At my dojo we apologize if anything like that happens, but our sensei and sempai say it is their job to be aware and stay out of our way (though I feel it is my job not to run into them or send my uke rolling into them as well)
Hah! Just yesterday we were practicing and I landed near, but not dangerously near, sensei. We made a joke about "bowling for sensei".

He took a few steps away.

We were just kidding. Mostly. :-/
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