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Old 04-09-2003, 10:37 PM   #26
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I'll run right out and buy a rug...

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Old 04-09-2003, 11:03 PM   #27
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I was taught by a rather conservative fellow that when you tie your belt the knot shouldn't be simply tied, but folded neatly (obi origami) so it lays flat. This neat folding also allows the belt ends to extend at nice 45 degree angles down from the knot. This is kind of a pain in the rump to do at first, but it actually does look nice (not that it really matters once a hakama is put on . . .)

Forget the belt, let's take a vote: zippers, velcro, snaps, or buttons? If we have to keep the belt, how 'bout someone inventing a soft buckle?

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Old 04-10-2003, 05:59 AM   #28
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John Kuo (jk) wrote:
That's not a problem. The looser belt was meant to facilitate the showing off of your manly chest (and any associated manly chest hair) as your dogi opens. And yes, Jo, a picture of you in your dogi, showing off your hourglass figure and/or manly chest hair, would be much appreciated by the peanut gallery...

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Jeez! If Jo has manly chest hair I'm not sure if I would want to see a picture of her.
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Old 04-10-2003, 11:31 AM   #29
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Re: It's HUGE!

Jonathan Lyons (Veers) wrote

>Two questions...one, does the right >lapel go on top, or does the left?

For judo or aikido? ;-)

Either is fine. Left over right is the traditional way.

>Two, how do I tie my obi? It goes >around me twice

And so it should!!

http://www.home.ix.netcom.com/~moriaps/faqs.htm

http://www.judoinfo.com/obi.htm

http://www.okinawankarateandkobudoin...e_your_obi.htm

BTW, you gi is fine. Most off the shelf judo gi's are like that, unless you get them fitted.
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Old 04-10-2003, 01:04 PM   #30
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Jo, A rug? I'm not going to ask...

Yes, Bob, for aikido... :P

Yeah, I never realized from looking at pics that the obi was that long...I can actually make mine go around three times, but I don't have enough slack left to tie it. So, when I tied it I had long ends (almost to my knee on the right side, mid hip on left).

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Old 04-10-2003, 03:44 PM   #31
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Well if somebody wants to see my "manly, hairy chest"...

Ah well, male attention is always to be desired...

but i'm not likely to get photographed in my gi till the middle of next month when we have our free demo & seminar (with Robert Nadeau- shameless plug) and people really want to see teeny little middle aged white belt women tossing big husky nidans across the dojo!

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Old 04-10-2003, 04:33 PM   #32
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Oh.

I get it. *rolls eyes*

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Old 04-11-2003, 02:19 AM   #33
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Hi Jo!

Checked out your web-site. Nothing 'Manly' about your appearence not even middle-aged as the matter of fact. With all the dancing you've been doing I bet you have a nice flow in your aikido, and you might have a chance to develop a very good grounding too.

Disclaimer: if the above in anyway come out as something unplesant, then it's entirely unintentionally. English is not my first language.

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Old 04-11-2003, 03:44 AM   #34
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Jonathan Lyons (Veers) wrote:
Jo, A rug? I'm not going to ask...

I can actually make mine go around three times, but I don't have enough slack left to tie it. So, when I tied it I had long ends (almost to my knee on the right side, mid hip on left).
As my mother would say

"Look at you. You've not been eating your porridge, have you? Skin and bones"!! Wahhh Wahhh hysterics etc

(I'm Six foot one and weight 220 pounds)

Parents...sheesh!
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Old 04-11-2003, 08:12 AM   #35
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Yeah, my grandparents give me that treatment... I'm five foot ten and weigh 125 pounds...

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Old 04-11-2003, 10:07 AM   #36
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Liane Guillou (Kung Fu Liane) wrote:
we just ordered a whole load of new gis, and everyone looks like they've been playing 'dressing up' in their parents' clothes. sensei advised us to take a warm bath while wearing our gis, he says that way they will shrink to fit. apparently thats how people used to get their jeans to shrink to fit back in the old days

-Liane
Old days??? OLD DAYS?!?!?! *COUGH* *SPLUTTER*

that was only in the late 70's and early 80's i had to do this with my first pair of jeans and that was 87!!

hehe

besides arent levis doing shrink to fit again?

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Old 04-11-2003, 10:20 AM   #37
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Peter, just breath slowly and let it go - it's when you're teaching "adults" who brightly tell you in the pub that they weren't born when you started aikido that it really grates - anyway, what were you doing shrinking levis in 87 when it was time to move on to acid bleached and shotgunned versions?
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Old 04-11-2003, 10:24 AM   #38
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well i remember shrinking jeans as far back as the 60's which everybody Knows is the Old Days...

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Old 04-11-2003, 10:36 AM   #39
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And thank you Jorgen for the compliment & for even looking at that page!your language was just fine.

The dancing has indeed helped me with grounding & centering. And the Tango especially -i must follow my partners center at all times, keep the connection at all times or there will be no communication, no lead to follow...i'd love to combine the two as soon as i can figure out how to walk backwards,in high heels, on the mat...

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Old 04-11-2003, 10:42 AM   #40
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Confused

Pete,

sorry 'old days' for me. incidentally, have you ever tried to shrink your gi in the bath? i'd like to know if it worked

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Old 04-11-2003, 12:54 PM   #41
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Well if somebody wants to see my "manly, hairy chest"...

Ah well, male attention is always to be desired...

but i'm not likely to get photographed in my gi till the middle of next month when we have our free demo & seminar (with Robert Nadeau- shameless plug) and people really want to see teeny little middle aged white belt women tossing big husky nidans across the dojo!
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If the picture below shows up I bet the guys wouldn't mind a rug like this -

I'm so sorry, I just couldn't resist...

(my teacher beats me up all the time for being tacky...)

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Old 04-11-2003, 01:34 PM   #42
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Thumbs down you never stop learning in Aikiweb

Nipple Warming eh???

Well , never imagined that were an issue with women , so for the sake of all Aikiweb female comunity i'll let you know that i'm available to provide that service "free of charge" 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Interested please leave a message in the aikiwall.

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Old 04-11-2003, 10:29 PM   #43
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Anyone use a "kata knot" to tie their belts? (i think thats what it's called...it has an extra loop in there and looks neat)
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Old 04-13-2003, 12:46 AM   #44
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Jo Adell (Qatana) wrote:
Well if somebody wants to see my "manly, hairy chest"...

Ah well, male attention is always to be desired...

but i'm not likely to get photographed in my gi till the middle of next month when we have our free demo & seminar (with Robert Nadeau- shameless plug) and people really want to see teeny little middle aged white belt women tossing big husky nidans across the dojo!
Now those would be good pictures to see!
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Old 04-13-2003, 12:58 AM   #45
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If the picture below shows up I bet the guys wouldn't mind a rug like this -

I'm so sorry, I just couldn't resist...

(my teacher beats me up all the time for being tacky...)

I didn't know possums had that much hair!
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