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Old 07-31-2003, 10:50 PM   #76
opherdonchin
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Oh yes, I remember, people not taking their Aikido seriously enough.

Ah, well ...

Yours in Aiki
Opher
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Old 08-01-2003, 12:21 AM   #77
YEME
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Opher Donchin (opherdonchin) wrote:
What did this thread used to be about?
I don't think we're in Aiki anymore Opher...

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
--Isaac Asimov

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Old 08-01-2003, 08:45 AM   #78
opherdonchin
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Glad to see you're with me Jaime.

By the way, has anyone taken any of these Kiai-Golf classes, or does anyone know anyone who has. I'd love to hear what's behind the marketing.

Yours in Aiki
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Old 08-01-2003, 11:22 AM   #79
Jesse Lee
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You seem to have a very humorous picture of the NRA I guess they are not that big in that starbucks you hang out in eh?
Heh, well, they're big out here too and I am lucky enough to be friends with about half of 'em. Which is always good for a chuckle, over a random grande no-foam extra-whip nonfat 190-degrees machiatto-mezzo-espresso half-caff-half-decaff carafe....

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Old 08-03-2003, 10:39 AM   #80
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I hope hakama wearing doesn't catch on... it's so hard to go to the bathroom when you're wearing one!
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Old 08-09-2003, 08:27 PM   #81
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Cool

Quote:
Opher Donchin (opherdonchin) wrote:
By the way, has anyone taken any of these Kiai-Golf classes, or does anyone know anyone who has. I'd love to hear what's behind the marketing.
Well, here it is from the horses mouth...

http://www.aikidojournal.com/new/art...?ArticleID=494

It's a long interview but she does talk about how she teaches the clinics.

JZ: I teach them in an aikido way. I do bring my black belt uke to my golf seminars and I demonstrate real aikido to my golfers. Sometimes I teach them a technique or two, but it's not like a regular aikido class. But I teach them a lot of energy works and I relate them to golf. Then some people want to start training aikido. Now I teach in classes which are called "Aikido for tennis and golf," and they practice from aikido. ...
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