Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Humor

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2005, 08:10 AM   #1
akiy
 
akiy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 6,016
Offline
Aikido Puns

Hi folks,

So, what are some of the worst (or best, depending on how you qualify them) aikido puns that you've heard?

-- Jun

Please help support AikiWeb -- become an AikiWeb Contributing Member!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 08:29 AM   #2
Simbo
Location: Carbondale
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 58
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

Kind of a pun, but one of my sensei's told a story of an aikido get together after a seminar he went to and had a shirt that had some Japanese characters on it that one translation was something like "always growing" as in always changing, envoling, whatever. And a Japense sensei grabbed his shirt pointed to the characters and said "It should have a down arrow! Always growing!" Its a funnier story in person.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
iHeretic
Location: Huntingdon, Cambs
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 22
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

As my dojo's resident pun-meister, the following are the genuine article.

"Aiki-dokie!"

Sensei: "Does anyone know what this is called?" *Demonstrates Yonkyo*
Student: "Donkyo?"
Sensei: "Anyone know what the difference between Yonkyo and Donkyo is?"
Me: "With Donkyo you make an ass of yourself."

Testis sum agni
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 03:41 PM   #4
Mark Uttech
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,224
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

Our dojo's favorite pun is : "Black Hakama down"
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2005, 07:35 PM   #5
Nick P.
 
Nick P.'s Avatar
Dojo: Sukagawa Aikido Club of Montreal
Location: Montreal
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 642
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

"It's not called Ea-Sy-Do. It's called Ai-Ki-Do."
"That's a half-kan, or five-kan; do a full tenkan!"
"Oh, move WITH your center!"
"What, it's not perfect yet? You've been at this for 2 weeks! Give it up and go home."

And I love that one, Mark! Hah!

  Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2005, 08:59 AM   #6
Steve Mullen
Dojo: White Rose (Sunderland)
Location: Washington
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 270
England
Offline
Thumbs up Re: Aikido Puns

before we start to train at my local dojo we practice ki exercises we all stand in a circle aorund sensei and practice focusing our ki in one place, we call it a ki ring (okay really bad pun i know, and the worst part is that the story isn't even true, im so ashamed of myself

"No matter your pretence, you are what you are and nothing more." - Kenshiro Abbe Shihan
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2005, 09:38 AM   #7
henry brown
 
henry brown's Avatar
Dojo: Soseikan, Worth IL
Location: Chicago suburbs
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 46
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

san-kyo = thank you
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2005, 09:48 AM   #8
Ulises Garcia
 
Ulises Garcia's Avatar
Location: Mexicali
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 76
Mexico
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

Quote:
Steve Mullen wrote:
before we start to train at my local dojo we practice ki exercises we all stand in a circle aorund sensei and practice focusing our ki in one place, we call it a ki ring (okay really bad pun i know, and the worst part is that the story isn't even true, im so ashamed of myself
Mmmh. Interesting. If that's a Ki-Ring, I wonder what a Ki-Holder would look like...


-U-

"He who dies with the most toys...still dies."
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2005, 02:20 PM   #9
Dirk Hanss
 
Dirk Hanss's Avatar
Dojo: Aikidoschule Trier
Location: Merzkirchen
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 471
Germany
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

Kokyu ho is the ki to aikido

Maybe not the best, but I like it

Dirk
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2005, 02:48 PM   #10
Don_Modesto
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Offline
From the founder himself

"Aikido"

"Aikido is love"

"The cross of aikido."/"JUJI NAGE"

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
------------------------
http://www.theaikidodojo.com/
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2005, 01:40 AM   #11
Sonja2012
 
Sonja2012's Avatar
Dojo: Aikido Verein Esslingen
Location: Duisburg
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 193
Germany
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

Not exactly a "pun", but here it goes:

We were doing kumitachi at a seminar. It is not very common in our organisation to work a lot with kiai, especially not with different types of kiai (which I belive origin from kototama, right?!), but we were encouraged to work with it then. Anyway, this friend of mine had heard that TO is often used when cutting with the bokken so he thought heŽd try it out. So, there he was, yelling "TO", which everybody understood as "TOR", which is "GOAL!!!!" in German. Ho got quite a few puzzled looks
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2005, 08:50 AM   #12
cguzik
Location: Tulsa, OK
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 166
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

When someone's obi comes untied during training, tell them they cannot do good aikido with bad musubi.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2005, 08:55 AM   #13
John Boswell
 
John Boswell's Avatar
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland, Texas
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 597
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

At a seminar I attended, the instructor was very empahtic on using good kokyu ho hand position. After the seminar, we all went out to eat where Sensei had a beer and demonstrated the real reason for good kokyu ho: for drinking beer! He'd toss back his beer holding the bottle just so... "Good kokyu ho!"

Sankyu very much!

  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2005, 01:08 PM   #14
MikeE
 
MikeE's Avatar
Dojo: Midwest Center For Movement & Aikido Bukou Dojos
Location: Hudson, WI
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 407
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

When someone has a problem with iriminage, we say they have, "Ki-less entry".

Mike Ellefson
Midwest Center
For Movement &
Aikido Bukou
Dojos
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2005, 02:24 PM   #15
Camille Lore
Dojo: Lehigh Fukasakai
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 39
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns


Keep 'em coming!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2005, 08:44 PM   #16
maeukemi
Dojo: Kyushinkan dojo - Roswell, GA
Location: Woodstock, GA
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 25
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

yonkyo = yank-u

kaitenage = kitty-nage

kitigaishi = kitty-gaishi

after being on the giving end of sankyo = ''guess i sank you''

after accidentally going for an irimi with both hands - "Irimi, not chokyu waza!"

Okay, okay, so I made all those up (except for the last one)

...there are others but I'm going to stop before someone decides I need about 100 kotagaeshi followed by 50 shihonages....
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 10:25 AM   #17
rtist
Dojo: Yoshin-ji Aikido of Marshall
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 29
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

After "regular" class, we frequently retire to a pub where we intensely study "Beer-iminage" (from different attacks).
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 09:36 PM   #18
Kevin Temple
Dojo: Jinbukan
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 35
Canada
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

All your basics are belong to us....

Its funnier if you're in yoshinkan
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 09:38 PM   #19
Kevin Temple
Dojo: Jinbukan
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 35
Canada
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

Oh and in regards to beer iriminage, we have a similar technique called hirike no yose san (elbow power number 3) Make sure to keep your elbow cap pointing forward
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2005, 10:51 AM   #20
Satyre
Dojo: Aikido Verein Esslingen
Location: Stuttgart
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 27
Germany
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

Quote:
Kevin Temple wrote:
All your basics are belong to us....
LMAO!

Having read that I almost find it tempting to embroid "I pwn you" in kanji on my gi.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 02:15 PM   #21
Eric Webber
Dojo: Aikido West Reading
Location: Reading, Pa
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 261
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

Quote:
Michael Wroblewski wrote:
After "regular" class, we frequently retire to a pub where we intensely study "Beer-iminage" (from different attacks).
Ahh, beer-waza is good for the spirit and for strengthening the connections with one's partners. Cheap hotwings and fries help the practice, as well.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2005, 04:42 AM   #22
nilsh
Dojo: London Ki Aikido
Location: London, UK
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

In our dojo, we frequently practice gappo undo - the exercise of closing the gaps in the mats...
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2005, 05:29 AM   #23
Kyudos
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 13
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

Ear-imi nage..... as in try not to leave your ukes ears on the mats!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2005, 06:46 AM   #24
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Aikido Puns

'All your basics are belong to us....'

Classic!


'Having read that I almost find it tempting to embroid "I pwn you" in kanji on my gi.'

Mmmm, your giving me ideas here...

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2005, 11:58 AM   #25
jducusin
 
jducusin's Avatar
Dojo: Open Sky Aikikai (formerly the North Winnipeg Aikikai)
Location: Winterpeg, Manisnowba
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 144
Canada
Offline
Talking Re: Aikido Puns

There's a funny story my sensei tells of a time when he was demonstrating and told his uke, "Kosadori! Kosadori!" --- at which point one of his students abruptly got up from the mats and ran to close the dojo door, much to everyone's amusement.

Open Sky Aikikai - http://www.winnipegaikido.com
"Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead." - Morihei Ueshiba
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Instructor got mad because I didnt fall actoman Training 192 05-02-2012 02:55 AM
Aikido in Amsterdam, Terry Lax style... tiyler_durden General 11 11-03-2008 08:31 AM
Women and Everybody Else in Aikido George S. Ledyard Teaching 113 03-16-2008 07:27 PM
Aikido: Its Spirit and Technique TAnderson General 0 02-27-2007 07:50 AM
Omoto-kyo Theology senshincenter Spiritual 77 12-04-2005 09:50 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:13 PM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2019 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2019 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate