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Old 04-18-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
Dajo251
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Evil Eyes aikido and sledge hammers

so thursday night instead of class we are starting the demolition of our new space, we need to basically gut it in order to make it how we need it. So a bunch of aikidoka are gonna be runnin around with sledge hammers it should be a fun night

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Old 04-18-2006, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

oohh! that sounds like tons of fun!

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Old 04-18-2006, 09:25 PM   #3
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

Running around with sledge hammers does not sound very mindful or responsible. A dojo is not a like a fraternity house.Hard work builds a dojo. Consistant hard work. Of course, there is a certain amount of excitement. I hope that as you build the dojo, or remodel it, that you keep a mindfulness bell nearby. In gassho.
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:07 PM   #4
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

it wont be completely disorganized, but we need to do alot of demolition before we can start building the space up. We do actually have plans drawn out, and after the demo and the clean up we are chalking the lines for the new walls which will hopefully start getting framed friday or saturday, unfortunatly the existing walls just dont work for the lay out that Sensei Werth wants.

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Old 04-19-2006, 09:44 AM   #5
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

Remember to swing from your hara
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:46 PM   #6
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

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Remember to swing from your hara
So that if the sledgehammer flies out of your hand and right through a window, you can at least say it was Aikido
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:37 PM   #7
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

sledge hammer is not P.C. They are ten pound adjustment and reshaping tools you insensitive cad.

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Old 04-19-2006, 03:10 PM   #8
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

I'm sorry, but I don't think that destroying your dojo is in harmony with true aiki. If you all were following the true path, you could remodel the space with out destroying it.
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Old 04-19-2006, 03:34 PM   #9
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

Your hammer wielding seems to have furrowed a few brows, Mr. Hulley.

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Old 04-19-2006, 06:12 PM   #10
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

My dad gave me a tie clip set with a sledge-hammer, a pick, and a shovel. He called it his "implements of ignorance" collection, and told me if I didn't do well in school, I'd need to be familiar with things like 10 lb. adjustment and reshaping implements, terra shaping and locomotion devices, and aeration and mastication instruments.

He was right. Some years later I ended up throwing gravel over my head outta trucks, and packing buckets of hot asphalt up ladders.

Good luck on the build-out. It's a bitch in the doing, but it feels great when it's over.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:33 PM   #11
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

Good luck with the remodeling. Hopefully someday I can travel your way to see your new facility when it is completed.

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for the dynamic spiral of existence embraces both extremes.
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:47 PM   #12
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Confused Re: aikido and sledge hammers

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I'm sorry, but I don't think that destroying your dojo is in harmony with true aiki. If you all were following the true path, you could remodel the space with out destroying it.
??? Did you miss the point of the demolition?
(Site preperation to BUILD the dojo)

We spent most of last summer working on our space in Midland, and it is a lot of work but soooooo worth it in the long run.
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:25 PM   #13
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

If you were true aikido students, you would harmonize your ki with the walls and reshape them to your satisfaction. You would also never step on bugs, colour outside the lines, give people dirty looks, walk against the wind or scratch yourself when itchy.
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:33 PM   #14
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

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If you were true aikido students, you would harmonize your ki with the walls and reshape them to your satisfaction. You would also never step on bugs, colour outside the lines, give people dirty looks, walk against the wind or scratch yourself when itchy.
Boy do I have a long way to go in my training then.

Especially with that scratching when itchy part !!!!!!!

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Old 04-19-2006, 09:50 PM   #15
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

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James Kelly wrote:
I'm sorry, but I don't think that destroying your dojo is in harmony with true aiki. If you all were following the true path, you could remodel the space with out destroying it.
The way the space is, it just wouldnt work, it wasnt a dojo before hand, so we arent destroying our dojo....

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Old 04-19-2006, 09:54 PM   #16
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

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The way the space is, it just wouldnt work, it wasnt a dojo before hand, so we arent destroying our dojo....
I don't know if some people are trying to be funny, or perhaps just being smart-a$$, but I think most of us anyway know what you mean.

Perhaps "destroy" was a poor choice of wording although in the fun context of your original post it fit.

Maybe you should have said that you were removing the un-necessary elements in order to allow for a cleaner and more pure training enviroment.

Harmony does not mean that there are no conflicts,
for the dynamic spiral of existence embraces both extremes.
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Old 04-19-2006, 10:12 PM   #17
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

Very true, perhaps I worded it poorly and I do realize that alot of people are just having fun with it, it;ll be a great dojo once we are finished I am looking forward to the work going into it

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Old 04-20-2006, 10:04 AM   #18
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

Daniel,

Please post some pictures of the dojo as you progress in your efforts.
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:08 AM   #19
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

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If you were true aikido students, you would harmonize your ki with the walls and reshape them to your satisfaction.
Yes, you must extend your energy through the walls.

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Old 04-20-2006, 11:40 AM   #20
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

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Daniel,

Please post some pictures of the dojo as you progress in your efforts.
thats a good Idea I will take some pics of it tonight

Dan Hulley
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:12 PM   #21
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

ok -- that was funny. Daniel, do you realize you just apologized for using a word that you didn't actually use? I was of course making a bad joke with my post and I was the one who first used the word ‘destroying'. The thread picked it up and did the rest. Message boards are strange places.
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Old 04-21-2006, 11:16 AM   #22
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

ok, you got me, I actually thought I used that word, weird....but it went well last nightm no pics cuz all we did really was move stuff, we knocked down a small wall, but it didnt change the look that much, sunday is the next day there, almost all of our stuff is out of the old dojo, except for enough mats for us to train on.

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Old 04-21-2006, 03:18 PM   #23
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

i'm glad it's going well. Where are you moving to/from? I started aikido in Providence back in the day under Glen Webber Sensei - are you guys the same group? He had a beautidul dojo in an old warehouse north and a little east of downtown.
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:47 PM   #24
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

I trained with Sensei Webber about 7 years ago, he has since retired from teaching,which is sad because I loved training under him, his aikido was some of the best I've ever seen, when I was training with him his space was in Cranston and was very nice. Sensei Werth was a student under Sensei Webber when I was training with him and is now under Lorrain Dianne Shihan with Western Region Aikido. The new Dojo is On north Main Street whick is about 2 miles from Downtown

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Old 04-22-2006, 09:16 AM   #25
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Re: aikido and sledge hammers

Will the sledgehammer be displayed on your weapons rack along with a bokken, bo and jo?
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