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Old 03-04-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
Location: New York
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 40
Re: "Off-The-Mat" Forum

Of the mat -I do Ki Aikido sequences,when I am at work!

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Old 03-05-2008, 09:46 AM   #2
Chris Parkerson
Dojo: Academy of the Martial Arts
Location: ohio
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 740
Re: "Off-The-Mat" Forum

Last week I used Jo form to shovel snow. Aikido walking to push furniture around and a "joint-relaxation-sequence" form of "floating" to open those darn frozen car doors.

And because I have a swollen L-4 right now, I used stance changes to pick the dishes out of my dishwasher and place them in the cupboard 115 degrees away.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
Dojo: Samurai Dojo, Exeter
Location: Exeter, Ca
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 11
Re: Off the Mat Aikido

i use bad examples of falling rolls when i trip lol
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:17 PM   #4
Dojo: Seibukan, Milton Keynes
Location: At Work unless I am at the DOJO!
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 111
United Kingdom
Re: Off the Mat Aikido

I put a rather sneaky nikkyo on a fella who wanted to give me a nipple twister in a pub Well I suppose he is only human and my nips are quite pinchable!

I also did a nifty irimi tenkan to avoid walking into someone carrying a try of coffees last week

Vorsprung durch Aikido!
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:17 PM   #5
Russell Davis
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 55
Re: Off the Mat Aikido

I trashed a car while J walking once, the whirlwind effect from my turning was so severe, it made the weather charts.

does this count?

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Old 04-21-2010, 09:41 PM   #6
earnest aikidoka
Location: singapore
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 110
Re: Off the Mat Aikido

i open doors using irimi movement, crowded walkways means taisabaki practices. and i try to be aware of my surroundings. i have used forward rolls when i tripped and tenkan to avoid head on collisions
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:34 AM   #7
Location: Massachusetts
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,192
Re: Off the Mat Aikido

Russell Davis wrote: View Post
I trashed a car while J walking once, the whirlwind effect from my turning was so severe, it made the weather charts.

does this count?
Ha. That's nothing. Why, since I started studying aikido, I realized that I've been using aikido movements all my life! I was even training in the womb! All of my life is aikido. Some of you say that your every moment is a training opportunity and every movement is a training movement -- hah! I get up at 3 in the morning, half an hour before I go to bed, and all day long, even the movements that I don't make are aikido movements! I make my coffee with iriimi! I rake the lawn with tenkan! And when I poop, I poop from my center!!!!!

More aiki than thou, so you might as well give up right now,
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:55 AM   #8
Rob Watson
Location: CA
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 697
Re: Off the Mat Aikido

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
Ha. That's nothing. And when I poop, I poop from my center!!!!!
When one is full of aiki it just oozes out of the very pores even.

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

Ultracrepidarianism ... don't.
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:13 PM   #9
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,241
Re: Off the Mat Aikido

TMI, Mary, TMI. The horror, the horror!

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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