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Old 07-20-2002, 08:30 PM   #1
PhiGammaDawg
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Zen poems B4 training!

Everyone compose a poem that you think might be able to put you in the right frame of mind before practice.

I came to this realization when I was watching a Japanese video about the Daimyo and their paradoxical natures of both the pen and the sword. One should be able to appreciate art just as one should be able to appreciate a martial art (in this case...Aikido). I personally think that it is a good point because it brings a balance between action and contemplation, body and mind, beauty and courage that I think today are missing from many people's lives. Think about it.

I'll Start.

A lifetime of training....
One must go through to achieve
but to achieve in itself is shallow...
train yourself for the sake of training
and all of it will surely follow!

"Saki yakitachi o nukeba, masu masu masurao no kokoro wo togu bekari keri."
--"Before you draw the tempered blade, first temper and purify your own soul."--
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Old 07-29-2002, 10:11 AM   #2
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Cool haiku

Walking to dojo

Feeling the budo spirit

Heaven and hell merge

(Clarification: With heaven equaling the practice session and hell refering the intense heat and humidity of a summer practice in a subtropical zone.)
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Old 07-29-2002, 01:20 PM   #3
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Hard Punch and Throw

Do you like hard punch and throw?

I do not like them, GI Joe.
I do not like hard punch and throw.

Would you like ingrown wrist hair?

I would my partner grab me there.
I would I threw him anywhere.
Softly, no hard punch or throw.
I do not like them, GI Joe.

Would you like to have bad knees?
Would you like to share cooties?


I do not want to have bad knees.
I do not want to share cooties.
I do not want ingrown wrist hair.
I do not want that anywhere.
I do not like hard punch and throw.
I do not like them, GI Joe.

Would you train with those who box?
Be distracted by a fox?


I'm not a fox.
And I don't box.
Don't want bad knees.
Don't have cooties.
I do not want ingrown wrist hair.
I do not want that anywhere.
I do not like hard punch and throw.
I do not like them, GI Joe.

Would you? Could you?
On the street?
Fight them! Fight them!
Use your feet.


I would not,
could not,
use my feet.

You may like it.
I am right.
You may like it
if you fight!


I would not, could not, can't you see?
I will not fight! You let me be!

I would not, could not, on the street.
I would not, could not, use my feet.
I do not want to have bad knees.
I do not want to share cooties.
I do not want ingrown wrist hair.
I do not want that anywhere.
I do not like hard punch and throw.
I do not like them, GI Joe.

Just train! Just train!
Just train! Just train!
Could you, would you,
only train?


I know, just train! The dojo fee?
I paid this month! Now let me be!

I would not, could not, on the street.
I would not, could not, use my feet.
I do not want to have bad knees.
I do not want to share cooties.
I do not want ingrown wrist hair.
I do not want that anywhere.
I do not like hard punch and throw.
I do not like them, GI Joe.

Say!
In the dark
side! In the dark!
Would you, could you, in the dark?


I would not, could not,
in the dark.

Would you, could you,
explain pain?


I would not, could not, explain pain.
Not in the dark. You know, just train.
No ingrown hair. Not anywhere.
I do not like them, don't you see.
Not with your feet. Not with bad knees.
Not for the street. No gross cooties.
I will not bend, I know I'm right.
I do not ever want to fight!

You do not like hard punch and throw?

I do not like them, GI Joe.

Could you like it soft
too much?


I do not like it soft too much.

Do you like blue smoke
and such?


I do not like blue smoke and such.
I do not like it soft too much.
Not with your feet. Not with bad knees.
Not for the street. No gross cooties.
I would not, could not, explain pain.
Not in the dark. You know, just train.
I do not ever want to fight.
I may even prefer flight.
I do not want ingrown wrist hair.
I do not want that anywhere.

I do not like
hard punch
and throw.

I do not like them,
GI Joe.

You do not like them.
So you say.
Try them! Try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may, I say.


Joe!
If you will let me be,
I will try them.
You will see.

Say!
I like hard punch and throw!
I do! I like them, GI Joe!
And you can like blue smoke and such.
And you can like it soft too much...

And yes, together we can train.
And in the dark. We still can train.
And if you fight. Or use your feet.
It's all too good, too good, you see!

So I will train with those who box.
And I will train with, er, the fox.
And I will train if with bad knees.
And I will tolerate cooties.
And I can live with ingrown hair.
Say! I can train most ANYWHERE!

I do so like
hard punch and throw!
Thank you!
Thank you,
GI Joe!


Paul Schweer
(As if you didn't know.)



Last edited by Paul Schweer : 07-29-2002 at 01:39 PM.
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Old 07-29-2002, 08:19 PM   #4
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Re: Hard Punch and Throw

Thank you, Dr. Schweer...
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Old 08-07-2002, 09:10 PM   #5
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Lightbulb its goin down

hahaha

good posts

heres another one

Be of one mind

Be of one mind...

Accept responsibility and take it to another level...

Be of one mind...

Admit one's mistakes that will take you to another level...

Be of one mind...

Gather your fragile and broken spirit and melt it into a pure metal, unchallenged and unbreakable in times of trouble...

Be of one mind...

Be poignant yet happy...

Be of one mind...

Clear and mysterious to the seen...

Be of one mind...

Never violent nor looking for challenges...

Be of one mind...

As Yeshua would say "Love thy enemy!"

Be of one mind...

As in the Japanese proverb that says

"When your own heart asks..."

"Saki yakitachi o nukeba, masu masu masurao no kokoro wo togu bekari keri."
--"Before you draw the tempered blade, first temper and purify your own soul."--
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Old 08-07-2002, 11:05 PM   #6
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Oh, OK, for those who know me:

When striking sempai

appologise, and say not:

"Oh, did I wake you?"


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Old 08-08-2002, 04:15 AM   #7
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Smile

I simply recite two words

Masakatsu agatsu

sorry to be a bit boring but this is all the encouragement i need

i must be strong willed i guess

pete

like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick. - The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy on the Pan-galactic Gargleblaster!
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Old 08-08-2002, 04:27 AM   #8
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No Mind

Recieve

Blend

Extend

No Mind

_______________

Discord enters

A hurricane

Harmony leaves

____________

Train because you want to!

Train because you need to!

Train because you love to!

Train because you have to!

_________________________

The blade of destruction

is a sharp one indeed.

But the blade of Tegatana

is a peacful creed.

____________

He who fights the wind

Only fights himself.

How did he throw me?

That damn little elf!

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Last edited by Joshua Livingston : 08-08-2002 at 04:34 AM.

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Old 08-08-2002, 05:43 AM   #9
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Wink learning from the boss

O'Sensei didn't kick

Nor did he box;

If you want to learn his art,

You'd better learn to watch



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Old 08-09-2002, 09:05 PM   #10
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Walking to dojo

Feeling the weight of the cans

Of Pocari Sweat
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Old 08-12-2002, 09:52 AM   #11
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Cool voe

Talking in circles

It's all inconsiquential

Only seasons change
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Old 08-12-2002, 12:41 PM   #12
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If he pushes, pull.

If he pulls, push.

Do not wobble.

KWATZ!

Until again,

Lynn

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 09-09-2002, 03:17 AM   #13
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king of the ring

Takanohana

Heat fades with his grand return

Grace personified
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Old 09-09-2002, 04:55 AM   #14
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Here's mine:

In this art I wear a skrit,

it looks great and doesn't hurt.

And if a person grabs my wrist,

all I need is to do is twist.

He'll fall down and beg for mercy,

but I'll show none 'cause I'm from Jersey.

No we do not fight we do not flee,

we merly stand there in Aiki.

Later,

Patrik
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Old 09-09-2002, 05:00 AM   #15
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Eek!

I also like this shorter one:

You can kick and you can punch,

but I will have that wrist for lunch!



/Patrik
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Old 11-12-2002, 03:06 AM   #16
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Ki Symbol after training

Double eleven

Hot sake warms aging bones

Cold wind, loving heart
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Old 11-12-2002, 05:29 AM   #17
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Quote:
Lynn Seiser (SeiserL) wrote:
If he pushes, pull.
If he pushes, *turn*.

Best Regards,

Greg Jennings
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Old 11-12-2002, 05:39 AM   #18
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Cool

If she pulls, enter!

— anonymous

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Old 11-12-2002, 05:45 AM   #19
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None martial artists dont get the trends,

of wearing skirts in front of friends.

But they understand me hanging around

after training... when its not my round

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Old 11-19-2002, 07:17 AM   #20
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Re: Zen poems B4 training!

Quote:
Gerson Tuazon (PhiGammaDawg) wrote:
A lifetime of training....

One must go through to achieve

but to achieve in itself is shallow...

train yourself for the sake of training

and all of it will surely follow!
The sake of training? I didn't think you were supposed to train while drunk! Sake should be had at the bar AFTER training, foo!

Calm during training,

No more fear of Kotegaeshi

As you blend with the floor.
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