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Old 01-03-2007, 11:06 PM   #26
Dojo: Institute of Aikido Australia
Location: Perth
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 48
Re: funny grading moments

During my sandan grading I was performing irimi nage on a 2nd kyu uke who wasn't moving fast enough into ukemi, so I shifted my top hand from her face to the side... and caught my little finger in the collar of her gi as I went through. I dislocated and fractured my finger - but I still laugh every time I thnk of the way I turned - still moving very quickly - to my Sensei, holding up my hand with finger pointing in the wrong direction, and saying "ow, ow ow!!".

Mind you, Sensei popped my joint back in, taped it up, and I graded for another hour...
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:45 PM   #27
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Dojo: Aikido of Northern CO
Location: Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 70
Re: funny grading moments

Ok so this is so cute

Two of my friends tested today (both passed yay). One tested for shodan and the other for sankyu. What is cute is that they are married. They were the only people testing, so it was like a family test. And in our dojo it is customary to pass down the colored belts. So the wife, who tested for sankyu, received her husband's old blue belt. It was so darn cute. Makes me rethink my whole plan of being the single crazy cat lady when I grow upů Not.
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:16 AM   #28
Dojo: Exeter Ki Aikido
Location: Devon
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 39
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Re: funny grading moments

I graded on Saturday (3rd kyu) and apparently i almost threw my partner into a wall ... I didn't see as I was looking forwards and not at her but apparently she rolled and then came out of the roll with enough forward momentum to do another roll only there was a wall in the way. I turned round at that point and saw her stumble but I thought she'd caught her foot on the edge of the mat...
Sensei apparently commented to my Sensei that 'there was a lot of ki in that throw'
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:32 PM   #29
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Dojo: New School Aikido
Location: Stockton, CA
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 320
Re: funny grading moments

Amanda Lindsay wrote: View Post
Sensei apparently commented to my Sensei that 'there was a lot of ki in that throw'
I'm not sure why, but this puts me in mind of a "testing" situation when I was teaching kids in Stockton. I was kind of an assistant instructor and the chief instructor was going through and evaluating the kids on randori in preparation for a promotion coming up.

One young lady was taking people down with, um, conviction. A considerable amount of conviction. I was about to tell her to ease up, when the other teacher jumped in with "You are not a wookie. Leave their arms in their sockets."

To this day I still call her The Wookie when I see her. Even her dad jumped on that one.

Wookies got ki. Who knew.

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