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Old 10-15-2006, 01:06 PM   #1
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aikido words of wisdom

ive just been on a 2 day course and our sensei was giving one of his wisdom speaches,( which as it happens i really enjoy, ) however todays was one like ive never heard, it blew my mind, it should be a slogan for aikidoka all the world over, here it is........."NO MATTER HOW STRONG YOU ARE YOU CANT PUSH A WET NOODLE " . i love it it totaly rocks, it makes fantastic sense when you think about it. please post any words of wisdom with a difference. thanks.............
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Old 10-15-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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Simple, not easy (I've always enjoyed that one)

You'd be surprised at how much aikido philosophy you can pick up on at the end of the party when there's just a couple drunk sempai and you.
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:55 PM   #3
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Re: aikido words of wisdom

You read my mind, Steven.

"Simple....but difficult."

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Old 10-15-2006, 10:27 PM   #4
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Simple but not obvious is one my BJJ coach uses that I like.

"When your only tool is a hammer every problem starts to look like a nail"
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:49 PM   #5
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Re: aikido words of wisdom

Here are a whole bunch more...

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8166

Charlie

Charles Burmeister
Aikido Yoshinkan Yoseikai

"Calmness is trust in action"
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:12 AM   #6
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'adapt to what is happening now, not to what you expect to happen'
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:28 PM   #7
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My first sensei told me," You ask too many questions, just shut up and practice."
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:08 AM   #8
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Don't think, just feel the technique.

Some , lots of and just a pinch of
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:58 AM   #9
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Don't worry about trying to force someone else to move; move yourself!

"The only difference between Congress and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors spend their own money." -Tom Feeney, representative from Florida
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:07 AM   #10
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Tooting my own horn:

http://www.aikidoeast.com/aikidoeast...rticle_1.shtml

Karen
"Try not. Do...or do not. There is no try." - Master Yoda
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:51 PM   #11
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Re: aikido words of wisdom

Quote:
Charles Burmeister wrote:
Here are a whole bunch more...

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8166

Charlie
Yep, that one does it.

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Old 10-17-2006, 09:40 PM   #12
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Regarding taking care of your uke:

Don't break them. We want to play with the same people again tomorrow.

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Old 10-18-2006, 08:36 AM   #13
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Regarding taking care of your uke:

Remember, it's their turn next

"No matter your pretence, you are what you are and nothing more." - Kenshiro Abbe Shihan
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:37 AM   #14
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aikido.........i'm still pooh at this!!!!!
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:55 PM   #15
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"Get out of the way!"

"The only difference between Congress and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors spend their own money." -Tom Feeney, representative from Florida
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:56 AM   #16
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"Remember, there's no revenge in aikido, just my turn next." -Doran Sensei
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:15 AM   #17
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aikido.........i'm still pooh at this!!!!!
Hey Chiptank! I wouldn't say you were that good!!
See you in class for a kicking

My words of wisdom are those loving words....... no not "I love you" but "My go next" after Mut has whacked a kote gaeshi on his uke!!!

Tony
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:39 AM   #18
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Re: aikido words of wisdom

A piece of advice that was very helpful in my training was.

"Keep your unbendable arm while rolling!"

To speak ill of anything is against the nature of Aikido
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:28 AM   #19
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ahh haH ive got a new one............."SORRY WAS THAT TO HARD "
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:56 AM   #20
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"Fast is only slow, speeded up"!

Vir Obesus Stola Saeptus
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:03 AM   #21
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My sensei often says "most aikido techniques will not work in a real situation." Wow, that's good to know!
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:20 AM   #22
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Feel where his energy is going, and respond to that. You can always change techniques in the middle if you need to.
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Old 10-28-2006, 10:17 AM   #23
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"What happens, if he hits you with the knife? - I start bleeding"

Don't know of whom the quote is, but I remember vaguely Sensei Emmerson telling the story a couple of years ago...
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:18 PM   #24
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Re: aikido words of wisdom

Continuing on the knife note, I remember hearing the following from a 4th dan addressing a steakhouse table full of aikidoka ranging from the most junior up to 1st kyus:

On the street if he's got a knife, chances are you ARE gonna get cut. BUT, you can try to control where and how badly. It's better to take superficial wounds to the outside of the forearm than a penetrating stab to the abdomen.

Of course, to the horror of other restaurant patrons, there followed a table full of aikidoka going through the motions with steak knives from the table.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:58 PM   #25
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Quote:
James Ashby wrote:
"Fast is only slow, speeded up"!
I'm so fast, I'm approaching slow from the other side
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