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Old 06-17-2004, 08:04 PM   #26
Jessie Brown
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Re: getting miffed

Right now: I'm almost 2 months into recovery from a serious injury that requires that I not do normal aikido class for 3-4 months. I broke my collarbone in three places and sprained my shoulder . I still go to class three times a week. Watching my friends have so much fun, improve, and work their way through the techniques --with me sitting on a chair watching-- is SO frustrating. The worst is during ukemi practice, which is my favorite part of class. Sometimes I just want to jump on the mat, do one of each type of roll, and be-d@mned if it breaks again!! I love class so much that it makes me happy just to watch and practice in my head but sometimes the frustration gets to me...

In general: I agree that the more acrobatic ukemi moves are frustrating. Especially the mid-air ukemi when you can't really do it in slow motion! It look as easy as breathing when my Sensei does it. I can see how it works, but somehow it just doesn't happen when I do it. I'll tell myself that I'll move my hips like so, but what happens doesn't even resemble what it's supposed to. Oh well, something else to work on when I can finally practice again!!
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Old 06-17-2004, 08:23 PM   #27
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Re: getting miffed

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Right now:I broke my collarbone in three places and sprained my shoulder .
Please tell me that had nothing to do with Aikido?

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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Old 06-19-2004, 06:11 AM   #28
Berney Fulcher
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Re: getting miffed

Quote:
Sensei: Your stepping across/infront of him, instead just walk normally.
Me: Ok..... *Does techinque incorrectly
Sensei: No, just walk your still stepping infront of him
Me: I am?
Sensei: yup
Me: Ok...*Does techinque incorrectly
Sensei: Watch
Me: That's not what I did?
Sensei: Nope you did this and stepped across him...
Me: Ok,,, *Does techinque incorrectly
OMG, that hit so close to home, too funny
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Old 06-21-2004, 05:26 PM   #29
Paula Lydon
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Re: getting miffed

~~Did I mention WHEN MY BRAIN GETS IT BUT MY BODY DOESN'T?!~~

~~Paula~~
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Old 06-21-2004, 11:30 PM   #30
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Re: getting miffed

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Paula Lydon wrote:
~~Did I mention WHEN MY BRAIN GETS IT BUT MY BODY DOESN'T?!~~
Hmmm, that happens so often I consider it the normal course of training

Bronson

"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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Old 06-29-2004, 12:57 PM   #31
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Re: getting miffed

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People who roll up their gi sleeves.

Absolutely nothing annoys me more.
ey, i take offense to that...


but othing annoys memore then when i cant get a technique right, or when i am not focusing...those are my pet peves in aikido....
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Old 06-30-2004, 03:12 AM   #32
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Re: getting miffed

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People who roll up their gi sleeves.

Absolutely nothing annoys me more.
It's SO inconsiderate! I get really annoyed at people who roll their sleeves up too. In fact, I make absolutely sure I get them to unroll them before we start practising together.

I don't fancy catching my fingers or toes up in them, thank you very much! Just get a needle and thread and shorten the sleeves! Or use that iron on hemming. Or get your mother to do it for you, if you're not clever enough! Grr!!!!!

Rant over.

All placid now

That said, if accidentally catching your fingers in hems was such a big risk, we'd all be practising in lycra jumpsuits. (Shudders)
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Old 06-30-2004, 03:57 AM   #33
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Re: getting miffed

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It's SO inconsiderate! I get really annoyed at people who roll their sleeves up too. In fact, I make absolutely sure I get them to unroll them before we start practicing together.

I don't fancy catching my fingers or toes up in them, thank you very much! Just get a needle and thread and shorten the sleeves! Or use that iron on hemming. Or get your mother to do it for you, if you're not clever enough! Grr!!!!!

Rant over.

All placid now

That said, if accidentally catching your fingers in hems was such a big risk, we'd all be practising in lycra jumpsuits. (Shudders)
And not wearing or aspiring to wear hakama. I've seen plenty of injuries related to that but never one related to sleeves. In fact we don't allow hakama in regular training.

The fashion in our dojo is rolled up sleeves, I will ask you to role them up if its interfering with my wrist grabbing. Of course I also do Judo and there they prefer the sleeves long. I pay good money for my dogi and am forced to have more than one because of the weather. I would be seriously miffed if I was told to buy even more.

I love being annoying.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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Old 06-30-2004, 07:08 AM   #34
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Grr! Re: getting miffed

Nipple crunching:
Particularly with Yonkyo I find.
You're lying stomach down when Nage sticks his foot way past your arm pit and then WHINGES at you for tapping out before the pins on.

Small winky syndrome:
Being short, light and (dare I type it) female automatically makes me an inferior uke right? That is until Sensei tells me off for "letting" the tall, male, disbelieving lesser-ranked partner go first.

And all because there's nothing decent on TV these days...

Kokyu? Can I not just run?
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Old 06-30-2004, 07:56 AM   #35
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Tina, I've been there, but it was someone's knee during the last part of a nikkyo grip...
I try and avoid it with a quick wiggle once I hit the mat, making sure everything's out of the way.
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Old 06-30-2004, 08:41 AM   #36
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Re: getting miffed

it miffed me the most when my partner wanted to do a choreographed dance rather than a martial art.
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Old 06-30-2004, 09:22 AM   #37
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Re: getting miffed

This thread reminds me of when my kids were little and I used to read them that Mercer Mayer book, "I Was so Mad!". This might serve as an amusing idea for an Aikido book along the same lines.

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Old 07-01-2004, 07:26 AM   #38
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Re: getting miffed

I get frustrated when I watch a technique demonstrated and then can't get my body to do it - it makes sense when I see it, but then, forget it, it's gone. (this seems to be a common theme, looking at the responses!)

Andrea
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:10 AM   #39
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~~Ditto on the nipple crunching, Ladies!

~~And George, good idea! Just might put it together...

~~Paula~~
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:13 AM   #40
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~~Oooo, wait! Having an even broader take on the idea, George...Going to BAK summer camp this year? If so, see you there!

~~Paula~~
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Old 07-03-2004, 01:34 AM   #41
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Re: getting miffed

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~~Ditto on the nipple crunching, Ladies!
Ditto on the ditto....yes this does happen to men too

Bronson

"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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Old 07-03-2004, 01:35 AM   #42
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~~Oooo, wait! Having an even broader take on the idea, George...Going to BAK summer camp this year? If so, see you there!
Genie, my partner, and I will be in Colorado for camp at the end of the month. We'll see you I am sure.

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