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Old 03-16-2006, 10:39 AM   #51
Joanne Arnest
Dojo: Oberlin Aikikai
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 19
Re: Aikido Puns

On the subject of shi-ko versus shikko, one of the members of our dojo was once told about this difference. He had been saying it shikko, but after that he could never remember which was which, and would get it wrong half the time. It didn't help matters that if he was saying it correctly you could easily fluster him just by asking "Which way is it that you don't want to pronounce it?"

During testing once our Sensei asked one student to do this incredibly long and complicated sounding technique. She stood there looking very confused, until he gave her something else. After testing was over, he admitted that the "technique" was just a list of different types of sushi.
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:03 AM   #52
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: Aikido Puns

I dont know where else to put this, so: On sunday I was at one of our organisations courses held by our head instructor. At dinner time I was given a breakaway (which is a chocolate covered biscuit bar, for those of you not au fait with them) and stashed it in my obi because I was waiting for some chips. 2 hours later and well into the afternoon session Im training with a friend and notice something yellow sticking out of the top of my hakama. I pull out a very mangled chocolate bar. I'd been thrown by sensei and everything, had trained with most of the senior instructors in the org. Oh imagine the situation had it flown out and hit sensei in the face in front of everyone. Doh!

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 03-21-2006, 03:57 PM   #53
Carlos Rivera
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Dojo: Aikido in Savannah
Location: Savannah, GA
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 35
Re: Aikido Puns

I know this one's bad. . .but instead of tai no henko, at dojo parties we do "wain o henko"
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:32 PM   #54
Dojo: Lenwakan
Location: São Paulo
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 64
Re: Aikido Puns

I live in Brazil, and in Portuguese "Ai que dor" (Pronounced ai-ki-dor) means "Oh what pain!"

So when ever I tell anyone that i'm an akidoka they all say "Ai ki dor?" and laugh

its silly really =) but its funny when they say it ^^

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Old 03-28-2006, 06:07 PM   #55
Dojo: Shima Arashi Dojo
Location: Dorset (my luvvers! ohhhh arrrrr) uk
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 319
United Kingdom
Re: Aikido Puns

What an apt saying ..... i think it sums it all up!

Dance your cares away .... worry for another day ... let the music play .... down in fraggle rock!

when bored ... do as I do. Poke a patient!
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Old 03-29-2006, 04:17 AM   #56
Steve Mullen
Dojo: White Rose (Sunderland)
Location: Washington
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 270
Re: Aikido Puns

that is one of the genuinuly funny coincidences that the world throws up at you every now and again

"No matter your pretence, you are what you are and nothing more." - Kenshiro Abbe Shihan
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:34 AM   #57
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Dojo: Aikido of Harvard (IL)
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Tongue Re: Aikido Puns

Has anyone else encountered an Ai-ki-don't-a?

As in, they used to practice hard, but no longer do?

They don't-a take breakfalls
They don't-a do swariwaza
They don't-a practice with new people
They don't-a get along with everyone else

A little danger is a knowledge thing...

"Helping the planet make an impact on people, since 1985"
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:26 PM   #58
Pauliina Lievonen
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Dojo: Jiki Shin Kan Utrecht
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Posts: 562
Re: Aikido Puns

A japanese friend of mine and I were talking about compassion, and trying to find a translation for the word in japanese....one that she came up with was "dojo". I assume the kanji is different.

Then we thought Dojo Dojo would be a nice name for a dojo. Until she translated it back as "sympathy club". Erk.

Disclaimer. I don't know how accurate any of these translations actually were, considering that my Japanese is even worse than her English....

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Old 04-03-2006, 02:00 PM   #59
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Re: Aikido Puns

Pauliina Lievonen wrote:
A japanese friend of mine and I were talking about compassion, and trying to find a translation for the word in japanese....one that she came up with was "dojo". I assume the kanji is different.
Your friend was probably referring to the following kanji compound:

同情 =~ sympathy, compassion, pity

同 (dou) =~ same, agree, equal
情 (jyou) =~ feelings, emotion, passion

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Old 04-03-2006, 05:16 PM   #60
Dojo: Seattle Ki Society
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 522
Re: Aikido Puns

We have a student named Sean (pronounced Shawn). One of the junior adults was counting in front of a group, and when he should have thought "san" thought "sean". In the usual way of people under pressure, the more he tried to remember "san" the more he got stuck on "sean."

Counting produces a lot of our humor moments anyway. It's amazing how you may have been doing a particular exercise with counting twice a week for a year or two, but you still can't remember how to count it when you're up in front of everyone!

This isn't a pun, but Curtis sensei was once dissatisfied with his senior students' counting of jo dai-ni, so he made them count it without using a jo, and stood behind them trying to do the kata to their count. Everyone else could see his efforts, but the counting student couldn't.... It was pretty funny, though probably not for the senior students involved! They would speed up certain parts until he looked like the Tasmanian Devil, or leave out counts so he had to suddenly switch the jo from one position to another between moves.

Mary Kaye
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:19 AM   #61
Location: Cortland, NY
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Re: Aikido Puns

I was at a seminar yeaterday, and at one point we were doing shomenuchi ikkyo from seated technique. I and the nage next to me were facing the same way, and when I sent my uke to my right, his went to the left. They didn't hit, but their heads were aimed at each other. I couldn't resist -- I had to say it: "Let's put their heads together."
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