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Old 07-08-2007, 06:24 AM   #26
Mary Eastland
 
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Re: Lets Get To It

1) Years in Aikido ............................20 years
2) Style.......................................... Berkshire Hills Aikido
3) Grade .........................................Dan
4) Reason you started......................the cute guys
5) Best Aiki youve seen in person......Mary M.

6) Best youve seen on video..............I don't watch em.
7) Best aikidoka youve trained with at length: Ron Ragusa
9) Signature Technique............depends on the day


10) Opinions on -
Ueshiba.....................: thank the goddess for him
Shioda.......................: don't know
Tomiki........................: interesting
Tohei.........................: helps to understand co-ordination of mind and body
Seagal.......................: runs kind of weirdly
11) Fighting ................I like to watch it on TV
12) Do you have a ponytail? no
13) Was Ueshiba magical? Yes, all humans are...;o)
14) Hakama are............fun
15) "Ki" is?................... everywhere....it is the connection
16) Competition is?...... good for others...not for me
17) Centre is?...............continious and returning
18) Weapons training is? fun and essential
19) Angry White Pyjamas is? could not get into it
20) Omoto Kyo/Shinto is? not for me
21) "Blending" is ?.......everything
22) No of times Ive done Aiki I was proud of? proud.....? not a word I would use....fun maybe....I live it not use it.

23) "Aikido" is? ....... the BEST.

Mary
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:59 PM   #27
jennifer paige smith
 
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Dojo: Confluence Aiki-Dojo / Santa Cruz Sword Club
Location: Santa Cruz
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Re: Lets Get To It

1) Years in Aikido ............................Born for Budo
2) Style.......................................... still trying to get some
3) Grade .........................................passed high school, barely.
4) Reason you started...................... got lost while looking for a cheeseburger.
5) Best Aiki youve seen in person......The Pacific Ocean.

6) Best youve seen on video..............Rell Sunn
7) Best aikidoka youve trained with at length: Width
9) Signature Technique............Right hand scribbling

10) Opinions on -
Ueshiba.....................: he didn't ask my opinion
Shioda.......................: see above
Tomiki........................: O'Sensei loved him
Tohei.........................: Hawaii!!!!! I love Hawaii!!!!!
Seagal.......................: Used to be known as Steven Segal.
11) Fighting ................ yes,opinions often lead to fights
12) Do you have a ponytail? I'd call it a horsestail at this point
13) Was Ueshiba magical? 5 meets 5
14) Hakama are............as in,howa comea I gotta wear this thing?
15) "Ki" is?................... the thing that unlocks doors
16) Competition is?...... mis-conception
17) Centre is?...............spelled without an e in America
18) Weapons training is?......weapons are so hard to train
19) Angry White Pyjamas is?....a load of laundry I need to change
20) Omoto Kyo/Shinto is?........ a great source of pottery
21) "Blending" is ?.......the alternative to "over-ice"
22) No of times Ive done Aiki I was proud of?.....Sorry, I can't hear you. My pride is too loud.

23) "Aikido" is? ....... Aikido is.

Jennifer Paige Smith
Confluence Aikido Systems
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