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Old 11-07-2006, 02:21 PM   #1
Robert Jackson
Dojo: seishinkan
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Aikido... The practical Art

Ok ok.. I know this has been thrown out 100000 times.. but I think the story I'm about to tell is pretty freaking funny...


A few days ago, I was in my cubicle watching aikido videos from youtube while on break (of course). When a co-worker walks up and says "I don't see why you take that art it's easy to tell it's all staged." I've already had this conversation a few times with this guy and didn't feel like dealing with it again. So I simply said "Dude, I'm not asking you take it now go away so I enjoy the rest of my break."

As he backed out of my cube he tripped on my umbrella and popped his head on the floor. Not being able to resist I turned around and said "Now if you had taken aikido you would have done Ushiro Ukemi, either a backwards roll or backwards fall of some sort and you wouldn't have a headache right now. Hmmm Aikido IS a practical art" The look on his face was priceless

Ok now back to the real threads

I put my right foot in, I put my left foot out, I do the Aikipokey and throw you all about
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:38 PM   #2
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Aikido... The practical Art

Dude, YOU ROCK!

Best,
Ron (I'll bet you put that umbrella there for just such an occasion!)

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Old 11-08-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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Re: Aikido... The practical Art

Quote:
Ron Tisdale wrote:
Dude, YOU ROCK!

Best,
Ron (I'll bet you put that umbrella there for just such an occasion!)
thats pretty cool, im gonna start taking an umbrella everywhere with me, who knows it could be a new way of dojo recruitment.
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
Kampfussel
Dojo: Cleadon Village
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Re: Aikido... The practical Art

aikido defo works don't it mut. By the way, hows the wrist?
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