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Old 09-20-2010, 03:02 PM   #451
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So I guess if you go anyway, you're not only an addict, but a foolish one at that. Not that I, ahem, know anyone who's done such a thing.
hey!!! watch who you're calling foolish.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:27 AM   #452
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hey!!! watch who you're calling foolish.
It's not foolish for you! You have a record to uphold!
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:05 PM   #453
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It's not foolish for you! You have a record to uphold!
*sigh* unfortunately that record is about to die. Sprained medial meniscus. I won't be training for a while.

But I'll still be at class to watch.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:05 AM   #454
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(And so do your friends and family....)

Mary Kaye
Ha ha that's how it is with my friends

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Old 10-11-2010, 11:07 AM   #455
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Hello ... my names Emma .... and Im an Ukemi addict
YAY!!! Another addict!!!!!!

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Old 10-11-2010, 11:10 AM   #456
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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.
Exactly!! I had a football game Friday and could not go to class because I missed the alarm. I was depressed the rest of the day

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Old 10-11-2010, 02:37 PM   #457
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you prefer the bank holiday you have tomorrow would be on wednesday, because you only train on tuesdays and thursdays
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:05 PM   #458
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1. You hug your wife from behind, she steps to one side and tenkans and ducks, escaping your hug - and you tell her, "That's good, love, but try lowering yourself a little more as your raise your arms."

2. This is standard romantic couple behavior for the two of you, along with her doing iriminage on you when you're feeling, um, playful and she's playing hard-to-get.

3. You already know that when you tell people you first met your wife in the dojo they will inevitably ask: "How do you guys fight?" (seriously, do they really think of us as violent sociopaths or something? ). To which you reply, "What are you talking about? That's foreplay for us!" Which earns you yet another strange look.

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Old 10-15-2010, 07:26 AM   #459
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Oh lordie I wwas sitting in my math class in college reading this and preteding to be paying attention when i bust out laughing and my eyess teared up !! You guys are so funny!!!
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:28 PM   #460
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you naturally grasp your (beer) pint glass with index finger pointed outward...
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:14 AM   #461
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When you try to cover up visiting Aikiweb.
No honey I wasnt browsing the forum, I was downloading porn, realy I wasnt at aikiweb.

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Old 11-07-2010, 07:31 PM   #462
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Erik: That's funny

What's worse is if your wife actually wishes you'd download porn like every other normal guy she knows instead of spending all your online time on aikiweb.

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Old 11-10-2010, 05:50 AM   #463
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You are an Aikido addict if you are still reading these!
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:26 AM   #464
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...you are heading off for a weekend at the Disney parks in California, and the thought crosses your mind "I wonder if there is a dojo near there? Maybe I could sneak in a class on Saturday morning."

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Old 11-30-2010, 10:36 AM   #465
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,,,you leave out the second "i" in aikiweb and think the site is relevant to aikido
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:23 PM   #466
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When you go to see a movie when the most exciting part is the shihonage you spot during one of the battle scenes....
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:46 PM   #467
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Yay I'm not the only one who walked around in my gi all day!!!!

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:03 PM   #468
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This will be fun...

Your parents and friends slowly back away when you say "I learned something new at class".

You hold brooms, mops and every other straight ended object like a jo.

Your friends know all the dojo terminology you do.

Your school nurse knows the exact time you will come on the days after you have had class.

Your school nurse has set aside a supply of athletic tape and bandages and Advil for you.

Your friends know exactly when you classes are, who all is at your dojo, and when your next seminar is.

Your parents don't bother to say "Be careful" when you go to class or a knife clinic. They just say "Pack plenty of Advil, ice packs, tape and bandages."

Your friends all know to not bug you the day after you had to miss class.

Teachers can tell what you did at class by how much you limp/groan when you move.

You ruin Martial Arts movies for everyone else because you point out all the ukemi, all the moves and the errors in them.

You are so accustomed to falling, when you fall outside of class, you take a fall and get back up, not realizing you have fallen.

A week after you started Aikido, you were doing roll falls on cement, through the store, in the library, down hills, around the gym, and, to the horror of you new teachers, down school hallways because it will cut the time.

~ forever~

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:31 PM   #469
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... If you hang around for an extra 15 - 20 minutes after the dojo is cleaned up, with sweat dripping off your back, your throat dry and your body sore, knowing that you have a cold glass of water and a hot shower waiting for you at home, just so you can hang out and chat with the people you unquestionably know are your true family.
Wow, that sums it all up. Your true family.

~ forever~

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Old 12-14-2010, 11:37 AM   #470
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When you go to see a movie when the most exciting part is the shihonage you spot during one of the battle scenes....
... yout first reaction to reading that is to wonder what movie that was in? (BTW, what movie was that in? Seriously!)

.... you wrote the above sentence in all seriousness

... you started this thread, and its survival to this day makes you feel proud.

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Old 12-15-2010, 09:55 AM   #471
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1. When you see a strait wooden stick, such as a broken broom handle, you automatically refer to it as a jo.

2. When you sit down on the sofa, you first bend one knee up behind you.

3. You commonly walk in shikko at home or work to get from one place to another without standing up.

4. When waiting in line, you think about which techniques you would like to practice tommorow at the dojo.

5. You choose your job based on if it interferes with your training time.

6. In your spare time, you carve bokkens out of branches you find laying on the ground.

7. You have read just about all the information there is on the internet.

8. You think being thrown or pinned feels great.

9. You dream about being thrown or pinned.

10. You consider all of the above to be a good thing and a normal part of life.
That describes my addiction perfectly!!
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:52 PM   #472
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... yout first reaction to reading that is to wonder what movie that was in? (BTW, what movie was that in? Seriously!)

.... you wrote the above sentence in all seriousness
LOL I was quite serious. I had just come home from seeing the new Narnia movie (Voyage of the Dawn Treader) the first battle scene in the background someone does a pretty decent shihonage.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:33 PM   #473
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you naturally grasp your (beer) pint glass with index finger pointed outward...
I have started to turn doorknobs like this.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:19 PM   #474
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I was an Aikido addict and just skimmed thru this thread, seems
very popular, nineteen pages and still active, so I am looking
forward to revisiting later on to read the rest. How familiar many
of the items on your lists are, everyone.

Many years ago one of the senpais had an little test to see
whether we were "overtrained" He would have us let our
arms hang loosely while he loosely slapped them together very
gently..... several times, and if you grabbed your own wrist
without thinking. You were "overtrained"

This might be something like what this thread is about? Can't
wait to read more later this weekend, but my husband just
got back from judo and wants a snack and to discuss that
practice. Gotta keep "uke" happy, I need him for Aikido
practice until I can get back to a dojo....
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:21 PM   #475
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When you are practising ball room dancing and the instructor asks if you understand and you say "Hai!"

The other people looked at me and you could see that they were thinking "Did I just hear that?"

"flows like water, reflects like a mirror, and responds like an echo." Chaung-tse
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