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Old 06-02-2003, 12:29 PM   #1
Kensai
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Freaky! Complusive testing.

This is the second installment of wierd things that I do in relation to Aikido. My first being the addition of second effects to my Aikido. My second is perhaps more entertaining......

I dont know about other aikido styles but in Ki Aikido we do a series of tests by trying to move peoples minds or balance by touching their shoulders, head, arms...... when they are in a series of postures. This is to ensure that they are relaxed and moving with mind and body coordination. When on the mat, esepcially when people are warming up, I feel the need to do these tests. However, the more worring side is that I have to consiously stop my self testing the 35 year old father of 2 as he stands in a que at tesco's!

Does anyone else have this issue?

"Minimum Effort, Maximum Effciency."
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Old 06-02-2003, 04:19 PM   #2
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Note to self: When traveling in the UK, avoid Tesco's!
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Old 06-02-2003, 05:37 PM   #3
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LMAO!

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Old 06-02-2003, 05:44 PM   #4
Daniel Blanco
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CHRIS I AGREE WITH YOUR TESTING OR A VERY GOOD STRETCH WARMUP TO MAKE SURE ALL STUDENTS ARE PROPERLY LOOSE AND WARMED UP BUT BOTH WAYS ARE GOOD AND SAFE BECAUSE YOU KNOW WE ALL MUST BE WARMED UP AND LOOSE BEFORE A WORKOUT.
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Old 06-02-2003, 11:05 PM   #5
Lan Powers
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Daniel......drop the caps, please.

Lan

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Old 06-03-2003, 02:37 AM   #6
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We have a 24hour Tesco's opposite the dojo where I train. Last Wednesday it was decided that a few friends and I would pop across after training to, on my insistance, buy soy milkshake

Imagine if you will three dogi'd up people waltzing into a supermarket, walking around picking up things, then standing waiting to pay..

Who needs Ki tests when crowds of people will part like that?

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Old 06-03-2003, 02:53 AM   #7
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Imagine if you will three dogi'd up people waltzing into a supermarket, walking around picking up things, then standing waiting to pay..
My dear old grandmother would be convinced they were out to pick fights. She also told me that martial arts only teaches people how to kill one and other. I think that's why I'm stil practising.

/Patrik

PS. Not really.
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Old 06-03-2003, 03:12 AM   #8
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Kill people? COOL!

PS. Aw.
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