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Old 09-21-2009, 02:06 PM   #401
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AAA meeting...(aikido addicts anonymous....)

Hi my name is Cherie and I am an aikido addict.

I first realized this was becoming a problem just yesterday. I was meeting with some friends for lunch and ordered the spiral pasta and some pretzels.

After lunch we went to the mall. We stepped into a little pet shop where I immediately noticed a lady walking with her dog. He was an akita. Beautiful I really want one some day so I bought a book about them.

Then we were looking for a good movie to take home to watch and I picked Twister... incidentally that was also the game I suggested we play when everyone else decided that maybe we didn't want to see a movie after all.

We stopped in at a craft store because I really like arts and crafts. I really needed some more paper and a new book on origami. Folding things is fun.

As we left the mall one of my friends mentioned she needed to buy a lamp for her office desk. So I immediately suggested we stop at Ikea to look for one. We found a really nice one for her and got in my car to leave. By the way I drive a Kia.

Well we could not get going right away because I could not find my Ki... but after a while I remembered I left it under the mat.

So we finally got moving and my friends wanted me to turn up the music. I really like Rock and roll.

Well, that music got us in the mood to go out dancing, so we stopped at a local club. I'm not much of a dancer but someone offered to show me some moves. I asked if they could teach me to do the twist. Someone must have really liked my moves then because they started clapping. Of course that's when I hit the floor on my knees and bowed.... and that is the moment I realized that I might have an aikido problem.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:25 PM   #402
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

As a newbie, I can't resist:

~if you come home from work and your house still smells like Tiger Balm.
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:43 PM   #403
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

- you wonder why the formal dress in America doesn't include hakama...

-you're friends had to stop hitting you (in a joking way, of course)
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:15 PM   #404
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OK one more XD

you're never tired of explaining to you're friends that "no" you don't have a certain color belt... and "no" you don't compete...=)

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Old 10-16-2009, 02:27 AM   #405
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

...you adjust your bicycle seat height in the hope it will give you IS.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:15 AM   #406
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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...you adjust your bicycle seat height in the hope it will give you IS.
Ok, someone is going to have to explain this one to me because I don't get it. (Maybe there's hope for me yet.)

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Old 10-16-2009, 12:04 PM   #407
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You might be an Aikido addict if you look for meaning in words like IT and IS.

Michael you will find the answers in the discussions on the subject of IT. IS is an acronym for Internal Strength I believe. I only just got the clue myself.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:32 PM   #408
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You might be an Aikido addict if ....
  • After 4 hours of aikido at a seminar, look around and consider asking for more.
  • After 2 hours of aikido practice, you actually ask sensei for ukemi practice.
  • This becomes so common you don't have to ask; sensei immediately offers a hand or two.

Just thoughts of a student
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:14 PM   #409
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After two days at an akido seminar you consider that if you get in the car right away you can get home in time to make it to that nights class.

I almost tried it too.
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:04 PM   #410
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... if Silat class is cancelled and you go to Aikido

.... if your Silat training partners know you go to Aikido when Silat is cancelled.

... if your Silat training partners ask you if you're going to Aikido and/or advise you to do it when the instructor can't make it to class.

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Old 10-17-2009, 05:12 AM   #411
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...if you oversleep on a Saturday, miss class and now feel like your entire weekend's ruined

"Never escalate a battle unless forced to do so by your enemy" - Zordon
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:56 AM   #412
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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...if you oversleep on a Saturday, miss class and now feel like your entire weekend's ruined
Aww, darnit. I did that a few weeks ago, when a power failure rendered my alarm clock useless (now I set my iPhone, too). I know just what you mean. Can you do some weapons practice on your own, at least. There must be some way to salvage the weekend.

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Old 10-17-2009, 12:28 PM   #413
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I'm going to try to sacrifice my normal Sunday lie-in to be up in time for tomorrow's early morning class. Tonight I might swing a bokken around. I just wish we had a class on Monday -- four days is too long to wait if I miss the weekend!

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Old 10-19-2009, 01:31 PM   #414
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You go to say thank you to a coworker for her help and you put your hands in the "praying" position (for lack of a better word). I did that twice today. I feel like a complete dork. HAHA.

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Old 10-30-2009, 12:04 PM   #415
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Ashley - The word most commonly associated with the meaning of that gesture is namaste (the gesture itself is called something else - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namaste). It's pretty well recognized and understood everywhere. No reason to feel like a dork.

MyYMBAAAI moment for today: A client meeting notice pops up in Outlook, conflicting with a Tuesday appointment - the one Aikido class per week you are committed to being at, come hell or high water - and your heart sinks. And then you realize Outlook is only warning you that the times are adjacent, not overlapping, and you can breathe again.

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Old 11-06-2009, 01:53 PM   #416
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You're at work, your supervisor gives you an instruction and you bow and say "Hai!"

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Old 11-07-2009, 07:17 PM   #417
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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.... MyYMBAAAI moment for today ....
Took me a moment to realize what YMBAAAI stands for. But that leads me to a new entry:

You might be an Aikido Addict if....

.... you know what "YMBAAAI" stands for.

.... you started this thread and you feel a little proud that you spawned and achronime, too.

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Old 11-26-2009, 03:26 AM   #418
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When u wake up in the morning at 3 and the first thing that comes to your mind is "how would it be like if i go out n train right now?"....
(P.S something thats happening right now although given the crime rate on campus right now, i decided i should wait till 6 , there is a difference between being in a life or death situation n going out looking for it)
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:24 AM   #419
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after four years you are still reading to see what people come up with!

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Old 11-26-2009, 11:54 AM   #420
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after four years you are still reading to see what people come up with!
... you started this thread four years ago and something like that quote makes you glow with pride.

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Old 11-26-2009, 03:25 PM   #421
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*sigh* you'd rather train than celebrate a silly holiday. Really I would have loved to have a class tonight.

Any time you are having a bad day you stop and just think about training and it makes you smile.
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:58 PM   #422
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I concur.
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:20 PM   #423
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... you started this thread four years ago and something like that quote makes you glow with pride.
This thread has been going nearly as long as I have been training and I am gearing up for my first kyu (it has taken 6 hour as week every week mind ) suppose that alone makes me an addict.

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Old 11-27-2009, 11:30 AM   #424
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*sigh* you'd rather train than celebrate a silly holiday. Really I would have loved to have a class tonight.
.... you wish there was an Aikido class tonight because your Silat/Kali instructor was shanghaied by Black Friday. Or maybe that just shows I'm the only single male martial artist I know!

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Old 12-11-2009, 11:15 AM   #425
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wow, all of the above!! I thought I was the only one.

I can only add:
when you go to the chiropractor, and he no longer askes, how did this happen.

When you find yourself saying, in your best David Banner (hulk voice) Dont make me harmonize with your energy, you wont like me when I harmonize with your engery!!

When in your Kyukido class during one step training, you find your gaurd is at your side, and your smiling at your attacker

When your dojo is teaching younger students about the dangers of trick or treating and how to prepare themselves, and simulate an attacker by having a fellow member in a bluemax suit, attack, and you find yourself offering up a wrist to grab!!

Lastly, when your class is only 1 hour long, its starts and suddenly, its time to bow out. Where did the time go.
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