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Old 03-18-2011, 04:14 PM   #301
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Christopher lee is busy building the Whicker Man for added effect!
Just need a calm person to get inside!
Where are you going to find one of those around here?

Success is having what you want. Happiness is wanting what you have.
 
Old 03-18-2011, 05:11 PM   #302
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C'mon Alex lets get back to reality.... Have you had any harrowing experiences?
 
Old 03-18-2011, 10:25 PM   #303
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C'mon Alex lets get back to reality.... Have you had any harrowing experiences?
Been in a few interesting situations, yeah.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 03:16 AM   #304
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C'mon Alex lets get back to reality.... Have you had any harrowing experiences?
Tony

The fact that Alex is from Birmingham should be harrowing enough ?

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Old 03-19-2011, 06:05 AM   #305
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The fact that Alex is from Birmingham should be harrowing enough ?

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Oooh yes Sensei velly velly hallowing....
 
Old 03-19-2011, 06:08 AM   #306
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Been in a few interesting situations, yeah.
C'mon Alex don't be shy, lets hear a couple....
 
Old 03-19-2011, 03:18 PM   #307
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C'mon Alex don't be shy, lets hear a couple....
The most reccent was about a year ago just before christmas. So myself and the other two 1st kyus from where I train were up to our usual antics when a fight breaks out in the bar.

The manager runs into the middle of it and breaks it up and we help him clear the place, all good, back to the bar. So these two groups of idiots are outside arguing and they start shoving and it looks like they're going to start fighting again. The manager, for reasons known only to himself, then walks in between these two groups and starts trying to calm things. We're talking like 15-20 people with the manager in the middle yelling at everyone.

Well this doesn't look like it's going to end well so we go and loiter by the door, just incase. Sure enough one guy takes a swing at the manager and it connects and it all kicks off and us three go charging in to get the manager out. Turns out he can handle himself so between the four of us we managed to convince them all to leave via the liberal application of atemi, nage waza and a little shime waza, mostly of the irimi nage, tenchi nage, sumi otoshi, koshi nage kind but nothing so clean as to warrant being called a technique but none the less effective.

Then we got cleaned up, went back to the bar and carried on drinking.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 06:22 PM   #308
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The most reccent was about a year ago just before christmas. So myself and the other two 1st kyus from where I train were up to our usual antics when a fight breaks out in the bar.

The manager runs into the middle of it and breaks it up and we help him clear the place, all good, back to the bar. So these two groups of idiots are outside arguing and they start shoving and it looks like they're going to start fighting again. The manager, for reasons known only to himself, then walks in between these two groups and starts trying to calm things. We're talking like 15-20 people with the manager in the middle yelling at everyone.

Well this doesn't look like it's going to end well so we go and loiter by the door, just incase. Sure enough one guy takes a swing at the manager and it connects and it all kicks off and us three go charging in to get the manager out. Turns out he can handle himself so between the four of us we managed to convince them all to leave via the liberal application of atemi, nage waza and a little shime waza, mostly of the irimi nage, tenchi nage, sumi otoshi, koshi nage kind but nothing so clean as to warrant being called a technique but none the less effective.

Then we got cleaned up, went back to the bar and carried on drinking.
Did someone try to hit you with a stick, you blocked it - full-on - with the palm of one hand and then threw them?
If not, you've still not proven yourself as a badass ninja-warlock samurai, who's a totally bitching rock-star from Mars.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 09:57 PM   #309
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Did someone try to hit you with a stick, you blocked it - full-on - with the palm of one hand and then threw them?
If not, you've still not proven yourself as a badass ninja-warlock samurai, who's a totally bitching rock-star from Mars.
Yes. I have done shomen uchi irimi nage incorrectly with uke holding a bokken.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 11:58 AM   #310
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Hi to Tony from his "aiki bunny" friends, Marc and George, in America

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Old 03-21-2011, 12:09 PM   #311
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careful with those carrots. in the movie "shoot 'em up", the guy was pretty vicious with the carrots.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 12:59 PM   #312
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You guys are too funny
 
Old 03-21-2011, 01:07 PM   #313
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You guys are too funny
Thought you and Toby would like this one particularly...

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:51 PM   #314
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Hey, What's up Doc? I resemble that Re-Marc.....

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Old 03-21-2011, 04:29 PM   #315
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Hi guys,
Looks like you are both taking up Carrott Te. Joe.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 04:50 PM   #316
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When rabbits fight (and they do fight each other, being quite territorial) they mostly box, kick, or use edged weapons like teeth or nails, FYI...

Although admittedly they're good at jumping.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 09:46 PM   #317
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Never underestimate the aiki-bunny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg

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Old 03-21-2011, 10:20 PM   #318
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I once had a rather traumatic experience involving a rabbit I was babysitting after an operation she'd had, into whom had to get a syringe full of medicine without injuring either of us.

Once you've faced off with an angry frightened rabbit trying to take on two human 'predators' each more than 20 times her weight... you might be inclined to see the term 'aikibunny' in a different light!

Although there were a lot of failed attempts initially, I was proud that eventually we managed it without any blood (on our side) or broken bones (on her side).

They can be feisty and incredibly slippery little creatures if they are scared and cornered... and if you want to learn about zanshin, awareness of ma-ai and timing, and speed of reflexes, to be like a rabbit is a lofty goal indeed.

So I say, if people call you an aikibunny, embrace the term and use it proudly .
 
Old 03-22-2011, 07:57 AM   #319
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What are those, organic carrots?
Luxury.
Here in England we eat raw parsnips, straight out of ground with dirt still on them, and no, we don't cut tops off. And if there's no parsnips we have a mouthful of dirt and chew on that.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 09:36 AM   #320
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What are those, organic carrots?
Luxury.
Here in England we eat raw parsnips, straight out of ground with dirt still on them, and no, we don't cut tops off. And if there's no parsnips we have a mouthful of dirt and chew on that.
I love the term "organic." How many people have ever eaten inorganic carrots? No doubt made out of petrol. Is that organic dirt that you eat in England, or is that made out of synthetic material as well.

Regards,

marc abrams
 
Old 03-22-2011, 09:40 AM   #321
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I love the term "organic." How many people have ever eaten inorganic carrots? No doubt made out of petrol. Is that organic dirt that you eat in England, or is that made out of synthetic material as well.

Regards,

marc abrams
Dear Marc,
We might eat organic dirt in England , you guys in N.Y eat Burgers /bagels [definitely synthetic material ]. Cheers, Joe.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 10:14 AM   #322
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I love the term "organic." How many people have ever eaten inorganic carrots? No doubt made out of petrol. Is that organic dirt that you eat in England, or is that made out of synthetic material as well.
I've always LOVED the fact that in chemistry, the word 'organic' as in 'organic chemistry' or 'organic compounds' refers to the family of carbon-based compounds... Which means that in practice 'organic chemistry' deals MAINLY with petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, synthetic fertilizers and herbicides....
 
Old 03-22-2011, 02:09 PM   #323
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I've always LOVED the fact that in chemistry, the word 'organic' as in 'organic chemistry' or 'organic compounds' refers to the family of carbon-based compounds... Which means that in practice 'organic chemistry' deals MAINLY with petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, synthetic fertilizers and herbicides....
Can we not mention that branch of the sciences please. Bad memories.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 03:18 PM   #324
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Can we not mention that branch of the sciences please. Bad memories.
Organic Chem. = Premed Weeder....

It is so funny to look at the different definitions of "organic" Basia has provided the most exact definition of the word "organic", but I think that most people would not find petroleum products in the organic section of their local grocer.... Frankly speaking, I am still looking for the killer rabbit in the meats section

Marc Abrams
 
Old 03-22-2011, 03:34 PM   #325
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I have been thinking about this post for a while, and I want to ask this question, is it the Aikido that needs to be up to reality or is it really the mind that needs to be up to reality. I would argue its the mind, and the mind drives the Aikido.
 

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