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Old 04-10-2006, 04:35 AM   #51
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Dojo: Lower Providence Aikido
Location: Way too far East to suit me...
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 47
Re: funny moments

Karen Dodsworth wrote:
aaron be thankful its only me the chief aiki siren has a much worse bite then i do
More and more this is sounding like the bit with the rabbit in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, isn't it?
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:46 AM   #52
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Dojo: lone pine ryu school of aiki kyusho jujutsu ,woking & guildford
Location: kingston upon hull
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 188
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Re: funny moments

lmao it does doesnt it well if she ever reads this thread she will comment

some things are so dear and so precious you have to let them go
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Old 04-10-2006, 10:26 AM   #53
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Dojo: Ft. Myers School of Aikido
Location: Ft. Myers, FL.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 716
Re: funny moments

Karen Dodsworth wrote:
lmao it does doesnt it well if she ever reads this thread she will comment
...and heaven help us when she does.

"The only difference between Congress and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors spend their own money." -Tom Feeney, representative from Florida
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:22 PM   #54
Jennifer Grahn
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 16
Re: funny moments

you guys have some really bizarre conversations, you know?
this thread sort of isn't anymore much about funny moments, i think.
perhaps maybe it could be a sort of a good thing to get out the holy hand grenade....
run away! run away!
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:56 AM   #55
Lucy Smith
Dojo: Samurai Dojo
Location: Montevideo
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 138
Re: funny moments

Last Monday a 2nd kyu girl (highest rank in the kids class) who was practicing with me & a smaller 4th kyu kid of about 9 or 10 years old (with whom I had to kneel to be able to pass above his ushiro ryokata-tori grab), lost her gi pants under her hakama. Luckily she wears a hakama! She told us and fixed her problem through those pocket-like holes in the hakama while the kid and I kept practicing. But it happened again and again, even when Sensei demonstrated a technique with her. We didn't notice of course but her face told everything. Really funny face that made me appreciate the value of hakama even more.
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:17 AM   #56
Dojo: Tobu Chiku Aikikai
Location: Brussels
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 99
Re: funny moments

At our dojo, the sensei says 'yame' to stop/pauze an excercise so everyone goes back sitting in seiza, so he can show another excercise.

In our club, there is an older student with the same low voice like the teacher.
And when that person thinks he's already doing too long that same excercise, or he gets bored, he says "yame" out loudly himself.
Then, every student is going back to sit in seiza, and the real sensei is looking like: 'did I say anything?'.
Always fun to do ;-)

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Old 03-12-2010, 04:48 AM   #57
Dojo: Brisbane Aikido Republic
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 298
Eek! Re: funny moments

We managed to catch this amusing moment on tape at about 0:19


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Old 03-12-2010, 09:26 AM   #58
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,245
Re: funny moments

Not amusing - wonderful! Wish I could do that consistently on randori.

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:21 AM   #59
Dojo: Tobu Chiku Aikikai
Location: Brussels
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 99
Re: funny moments

Some time ago I was practicing a tenkan technique with my sensei as uke.
He blocked my wrist with all his force in his arms and said: "you have to use your center, otherwise the technique does not work."
Then I just did the same technique but with my hips turned a little more to him... Actually nothing changed.
But he reduced the force in his arms so he didn't block my wrist anymore. Then he said: "see, now it works, you have to use your center".

I understand his point was that I had to use my center... but wether I was using that center or not... he just reduced force to let me do the technique. It didn't show me that the technique worked by using my center...

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Old 07-19-2010, 02:49 PM   #60
Dojo: Sho Shin Aikido Dojo
Location: Amsterdam
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 27
Re: funny moments

We were doing kokyu ho to finish of the lesson and I was playing around with tilting my pelvis so that the motion 'comes' from your centre. Anyway, when I tilted a bit too far the old fabric of my pants tore in two, my partner and I were looking at each other checking if it was only fabric or that something else made that noise from under my hips The pants are very breezy now, but alas unusable on the tatami
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