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Old 09-07-2006, 03:59 AM   #1
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zanshin (awareness )

monday night i was teaching class as usual, i was teaching the brown belt syllabus to the blue belts explaining how important at this stage it was to be very aware, after giving the speech on zanshin and demonstrating, one of my blue belts (kayley) said eeh that's a hakama your wearing, how long have you been a black belt. should i give up and go home..............it was hilarious everyone in class almost wet themselves. zanshin .wow
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Old 09-07-2006, 06:54 AM   #2
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Don't be too downhearted. It takes a while for zanshin to overcome the natural blonde effect. Maybe we should introduce spot the difference work into the syllabus. lol
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:59 AM   #3
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Re: zanshin (awareness )

zanshin is just be ready for the next uke to come and attack you....

The people who understand, understand prefectly.
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Old 09-07-2006, 08:08 AM   #4
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Re: zanshin (awareness )

It's more than that.
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:37 AM   #5
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Re: zanshin (awareness )

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It's more than that.
yeah, it's noticing that your instructor is wearing a skirt and not pyjamas!
don't worry mut, it was probably your natural air of being a DAN grade that she never noticed that you weren't before!

That.... or the gingerness of your beard took away from the leg part of you!

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Old 09-08-2006, 11:10 AM   #6
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Re: zanshin (awareness )

yea thats it........its the beard that got her....cool i new it was good for something
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:23 PM   #7
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Whatever you call a beard over here...
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:35 PM   #8
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Whatever you call a beard over here...
they cant all be as full and healthy as yours! (or as ginger! ).... sorry, I am jealous as at the age of 31 I still cannot grow a proper beard
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Old 09-10-2006, 04:51 PM   #9
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same old kayleigh after years of doing aikido she still thinks its a kind of dancing.......lol.......someday the penny will drop.
also beards rock mulgrew.....even mutts chinfro ...still not as good as the chiptank facial hair though
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:35 AM   #10
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i think after knowing lee mulgrew for sometime my zanshin leads me to believe he waxes off all of his body hair for his own aikido purposes , so dont worry lee its not that you cant grow one its just scared of being waxed off.
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:52 AM   #11
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i think after knowing lee mulgrew for sometime my zanshin leads me to believe he waxes off all of his body hair for his own aikido purposes , so dont worry lee its not that you cant grow one its just scared of being waxed off.
That's just nasty. I'm gonna have nightmares. . .

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Old 09-11-2006, 05:39 AM   #12
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Very funny!

I think zanshin is a subconcious awareness rather than saying to yourself 'I must be aware' all the time. For example I 'phase out' during instruction sometimes because I'm looking at the body movement (esp. the centre or feet movement) and I have to ask beginning students what the attack type and technique was! Also, someone tried to hit me with a bottle recently and they attacked from the side - luckily I raised up my arm just subconciously and protected myself (though the angle still meant it clipped the back of my head, though I'd taken all the power out of it, so despite breaking it didn't hurt a bit)

I love the story of the samurai who's assistant was going to test him by drawing a sword and attacking, but after this thought, thought better of it - the samurai then retired to his house, saying that he didn't feel at ease and the assistant (squire?) was amazed.

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Old 09-13-2006, 12:05 PM   #13
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i think after knowing lee mulgrew for sometime my zanshin leads me to believe he waxes off all of his body hair for his own aikido purposes , so dont worry lee its not that you cant grow one its just scared of being waxed off.
how did you find out my secret training methods? it goes something like this.... wax on, wax off, OUCH!! it hurts it hurts!
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:11 AM   #14
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how did you find out my secret training methods? it goes something like this.... wax on, wax off, OUCH!! it hurts it hurts!
guess were his beard comes from..
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:27 AM   #15
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well.... i was trying not to think about that but it is rather curly!
And Craig, how long does it take you to trim all those lines and gaps into that grizzly adams of yours? and what the hell do you use to do it?! a highly sharpened bokken!
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:30 AM   #16
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same old kayleigh after years of doing aikido she still thinks its a kind of dancing.......lol.......someday the penny will drop.
also beards rock mulgrew.....even mutts chinfro ...still not as good as the chiptank facial hair though
rulez foreverrrrrrr
it is a kind of dancing.... SLAM dancing!
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Old 09-15-2006, 12:00 PM   #17
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Re: zanshin (awareness )

Zanshin is avoiding one of Craig's nipple twists. You always gotta keep your eye on the tank.

(PS Craig, I've already got a booster seat. Had to get it custom made! lol. It would even take your weight)
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Old 09-16-2006, 05:38 AM   #18
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it is a kind of dancing.... SLAM dancing!
slam dancing with a twist( wrist twist) get it.
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Old 09-17-2006, 04:20 PM   #19
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Re: zanshin (awareness )

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well.... i was trying not to think about that but it is rather curly!
And Craig, how long does it take you to trim all those lines and gaps into that grizzly adams of yours? and what the hell do you use to do it?! a highly sharpened bokken!

I dunno if you're going to believe me mulgrew but when i go to mutts home dojo we practice knife techniques with his rambo knife and his techniques are so precise that he trims my beard perfectly.....every saturday!!!
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:04 AM   #20
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I dunno if you're going to believe me mulgrew but when i go to mutts home dojo we practice knife techniques with his rambo knife and his techniques are so precise that he trims my beard perfectly.....every saturday!!!
on sundays i even practice my zanshin with rambo himself triming the beards on sheep.........please note no sheep were hurt or injured in the making of this post.
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:37 AM   #21
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That's just nasty. I'm gonna have nightmares. . .
Boogety boo.

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Old 10-06-2006, 01:55 PM   #22
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:kihi i would just like to thank everyone for posting on this thread, its funny how the aikidoka mind works, from zanshin to rambo wow. i love aikido thanks again ...............hail satan
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Old 10-09-2006, 07:28 AM   #23
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Boogety boo.

Zanshin is about being aware of the position of the walls so you can throw poeple through them.

Some , lots of and just a pinch of
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:44 PM   #24
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Zanshin is about being aware of the position of the walls so you can throw poeple through them.
Or, depending on the materials used to construct them, so you can bounce people off them repeatedly.

Aren't we such nice people?

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Don't be too downhearted. It takes a while for zanshin to overcome the natural blonde effect. Maybe we should introduce spot the difference work into the syllabus. lol
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