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Old 11-07-2006, 02:21 PM   #1
Robert Jackson
Dojo: seishinkan
Location: Texas City.
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 133
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
Dojo: Doshinkan dojo in Roxborough, Pa
Location: Phila. Pa
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,614
Re: Aikido... The practical Art


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

Ron Tisdale
"The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
St. Bonaventure (ca. 1221-1274)
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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Dojo: south hetton (Dynamic aikido Nocquet )
Location: peterlee
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 59
United Kingdom
Re: Aikido... The practical Art

Ron Tisdale wrote:

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
Dojo: Cleadon Village
Location: Cleadon Village, Tyne & Wear
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 7
Re: Aikido... The practical Art

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