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Old 02-11-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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Perhaps aikido does "work"!

A man fought off four attackers and still didn't drop his chips...

BBC story

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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Re: Perhaps aikido does "work"!

I think I know what I'm having for lunch now!

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Old 02-11-2013, 03:26 PM   #3
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Never mess with a hungry aikidoka!
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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Finished eating them before going to hospital. What a guy.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #5
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He really should have dropped the food, it would have improved his response. Everyone knows you perform the best when the chips are down.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:48 PM   #6
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Re: Perhaps aikido does "work"!

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He really should have dropped the food, it would have improved his response. Everyone knows you perform the best when the chips are down.

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:35 AM   #7
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Re: Perhaps aikido does "work"!

The basic "kick to the knees"-kyo (or kajo if you are in to the old stuff).
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:45 AM   #8
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The basic "kick to the knees"-kyo (or kajo if you are in to the old stuff).
What's that about atemi being an important part of Aikido? I like it - a kick to the knees/shins keeps your foot a bit farther away from being caught or blocked.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:47 AM   #9
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He really should have dropped the food, it would have improved his response. Everyone knows you perform the best when the chips are down.
Aw... Jun, come on... where's the "like" button...
oh, no, let's not turn this into fakebook. er. facilebook,. er..
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:07 AM   #10
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He really should have dropped the food, it would have improved his response. Everyone knows you perform the best when the chips are down.
/Applause
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:48 PM   #11
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A man fought off four attackers and still didn't drop his chips...

BBC story

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Alex

I see in the DM the guy admitted he had made the story up - sounds like a lot of Aikidoka I know of..

Daily Mail
John Wood has been fined for lying to police over the amazing story, which made national headlines.
At the time of the alleged attack, he proudly showed off the stomach wound he said they had given him - but now the origins of the injury are a total mystery.
The 37-year-old told police and reporters that he had been attacked by four men outside a takeaway in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, but managed to fight them off without even dropping the chips he had bought.

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:45 PM   #12
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Alex

I see in the DM the guy admitted he had made the story up - sounds like a lot of Aikidoka I know of..

Daily Mail
John Wood has been fined for lying to police over the amazing story, which made national headlines.
At the time of the alleged attack, he proudly showed off the stomach wound he said they had given him - but now the origins of the injury are a total mystery.
The 37-year-old told police and reporters that he had been attacked by four men outside a takeaway in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, but managed to fight them off without even dropping the chips he had bought.

Henry Ellis
Co-author of `Positive Aikido`
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(sigh)...well...on the bright side...Hilary DID get off the funniest line on aikiweb in ages thanks to this chap!

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Old 02-21-2013, 05:10 AM   #13
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I see in the DM the guy admitted he had made the story up - sounds like a lot of Aikidoka I know of..

Daily Mail
John Wood has been fined for lying to police over the amazing story, which made national headlines.
At the time of the alleged attack, he proudly showed off the stomach wound he said they had given him - but now the origins of the injury are a total mystery.
The 37-year-old told police and reporters that he had been attacked by four men outside a takeaway in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, but managed to fight them off without even dropping the chips he had bought.

Henry Ellis
Co-author of `Positive Aikido`
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Damn - that's so disappointing!

All the best,

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:11 AM   #14
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Damn - that's so disappointing!

All the best,

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Yes it is...I had a whole new training system devised involving owning a pub and eating chips....now I have to start again.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #15
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Yes it is...I had a whole new training system devised involving owning a pub and eating chips....now I have to start again.
Daren,
STOP TRYING TO STEAL MY TRAINING REGIMEN!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, CHEERS, JOE.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:40 AM   #16
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Sooo that's `chip O nage` off the training menu :-(

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:09 AM   #17
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STOP TRYING TO STEAL MY TRAINING REGIMEN!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, CHEERS, JOE.
you might have to-na fish around and codify a different training regimen to batter your opponent.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:55 AM   #18
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you might have to-na fish around and codify a different training regimen to batter your opponent.
If salmon attacks you on porpoise, trout for help right away!

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Old 02-21-2013, 10:15 AM   #19
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And beware the Buddhist warrior-monkfish
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:31 PM   #20
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Janet I will endeavour to live up to this in future posts.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:52 PM   #21
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Janet I will endeavour to live up to this in future posts.
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Dear Hilary,
I note you train near /in San Diego.Do you ever run into Mark Murashige Sensei?I lived in San Diego, training in San Diego Aikikai.Cheers, Joe.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:28 PM   #22
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Dear Joe,
I have not had the opportunity to meet or train with Sensei Murashige. My kids were enrolled at San Diego Aikikai while it was still on Adams Ave. I have been studying under Walter Muryasz Sensei lo these many years.

It was so foggy here the other day I thought we were in your neck of the woods.
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