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Old 11-24-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

Tommorrows class is going to be on techniques to be thankful for?so lets hear them.

one of the "corn fed boys"
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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Re: thanksgiving....techniques to be thankful for?

Falling & rolling! Or: How to avoid getting hurt in day to day life. :-)

And receiving technique in general. Or: How to avoid getting hurt in Aikido class.

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:14 PM   #3
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Re: Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

Ushiro kubi gatame...instant "rag doll"
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:52 AM   #4
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Re: Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

Menage's - the "game over" techniques!

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:00 AM   #5
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Re: Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

Just having a place to show up to and people to show up with.
Thank you to the Tenshinaki Aikikai Dojo in CA and the Roswell Budokan in GA. My gratitude cannot be expressed enough for giving an old Ronin an place to rest and train.

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:27 AM   #6
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Re: Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

I'm grateful for breakfalls. The best fun I've had since pre-school.

I'm grateful for my dojo, our Sensei, our black belts who are great instructors, and all my dojo mates. Training there showed me I'm capable of so much more than I ever could have expected.

Domo arigato gozaimashita.

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:37 AM   #7
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Re: Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

Ikyo and Shomen Ate.

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:48 AM   #8
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Re: Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

Bowing into the mat and offering my wrist to my partner with a smile and no other expectations than mutual respect and trust.

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Old 11-25-2009, 12:04 PM   #9
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Re: Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

I'm thankful for everyone in my dojo. They have taught me so much and have helped enrich my life. It is a place where my husband and I go to get away from the world (as well as each other at times), yet we are still working together. If we aren't getting along before class, we are usually over it by the time we bow out.

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Old 11-25-2009, 01:40 PM   #10
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Re: Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

Not a technique but something that has been forced on me.

To slow down.

My mind goes a million miles a minute. In class I have to s l o w d o w n because I am so out of my element there. I have to be patient and that isn't my strong point at all, I admit it.

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Old 11-25-2009, 02:21 PM   #11
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Re: Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

Quote:
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Just having a place to show up to and people to show up with.
I'm with Lynn.. the dojo itself. Yeah not itself a technique but a safe and peaceful place in which to explore them all.

Not to mention the amazing teachers I have and my fellow students. Perhaps you might focus on appreciating those aspects of training. We focus on technique all the time but perhaps don't take the time often to really consider the gift we have in each other and the place we train at.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:04 AM   #12
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Re: Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

Straight back falls. Saved my head rollerblading years ago.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:33 PM   #13
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Re: Thanksgiving... Techniques to be thankful for?

REI or bowning to O'sensei (shomen), bow to sensei and bow to every dojo mates in the dojo will be the best technique for the Thanksgiving Day. They call it RESPECT.

"For The Secret That The Warrior Seeks: You Must Know That The Basic Principles Lie In The Study Of The Spirit." - Morihei Ueshiba
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