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Old 10-27-2003, 11:52 AM   #1
Stuart Mckay
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Aikido Christmas wish list...?

Been wondering of things for people to get me for me christmas cause im usually quite bad at it, but now that iv started aikido im guessing there is a few things i could buy that would do me good.

Also feel free to post what ur ideal aikido christmas present would be.


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Old 10-27-2003, 11:54 AM   #2
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I already told my folks I'd love a couple months of dojo dues
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Old 10-27-2003, 11:55 AM   #3
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ok how about a material type object?

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Old 10-27-2003, 12:18 PM   #4
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well for me, it would probably be ibuprofen and arnica cream to help with my knees.

Or an ice machine, heh.

Seriously though, what do you need besides a gi and belt (and a hakama depending on your rank and dojo)? A nice pair of zoris maybe?
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Old 10-27-2003, 12:46 PM   #5
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A good book!!!! ,.. ahh,.. and a ticket to Tokio,... maybe Doshu would like to see me in his dojo for a while ,.. jajaja!!!,.. of course the ticket must go with some yens!!

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Old 10-27-2003, 12:55 PM   #6
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Interesting Question

I already have a few answers for that question. In no particular order...

1. Hakama. I still haven't figured out the precise length that I need. Also, I would rather attend an upcoming local seminar with Mary Heiny, Sensei so Santa Claus probably won't be bringing a hakama.

2. Aikido in America. My teacher wrote a book that I would like to own. I borrowed it from the library but I still want my own copy.

3. Bujin Design Calligraphy. I would like one of Ikeda Sensei's hand-brushed calligraphy items. Someday, perhaps.

4. 3rd Kyu Techniques Tape. My teacher has a group of VHS tapes where he demonstrates the techniques on the associated test. 3rd kyu is next for me (next fall).

5. Tanto. I have a bokken and a jo already.

Wayne
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Old 10-27-2003, 01:14 PM   #7
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How about some mats and some guaranteed space (like basement, or any area with high ceiling) to lay them down, so you can practice...?

(p.s. my folks would laugh in my face and say sardonically, "How about a book or video?" "I think I just heard a giant sucking sound in my wallet...!" But that's just them... )

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Old 10-27-2003, 01:21 PM   #8
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all good thanx, dont know about getting a place to practise but lol... not feasable for me at this moment in time.

i dont think ill go for a seminar just yet. im still sore from the last one,

weekend with Juba Nour at Wishaw dojo for a BA Autumn Course.

was fun

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Old 10-27-2003, 09:38 PM   #9
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My gift list would have alot of books, vidios and airfare to seminars. Not to mention time to hang around some of the cool places they happen...

Jeanne
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Old 10-28-2003, 01:02 AM   #10
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How about a nice iaito ?

That was on my wishing list for a couple of years, until my wife finally caved in and allowed me to buy one....

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Old 10-28-2003, 06:14 AM   #11
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Hmmmmm...

Ok...Aikido wish list......

1. All of the O sensei and Saito vids from Aikido Journal.

2. Aikido Journal subscription.

3. Uchi deshi holiday to Japan.

4. Some new gi's (mine are getting too small...I think theyre shrinkning nothing to do with the pies!)

4. Loads of stuff from Bujindesign.

5. New zori.

6. Some more new students.

7. A dojo (a big one!)

8. Some magic cream that makes knees better.

9. A tanren training tyre stand.

10. A digital video camera for posterity.

11. A student who just so happens to be a physiotherapist/masseur for all those aches and pains!

12. A time machine...im sure you can guess why

13. Some good books.

14. The ability to make a living doing Aikido so I can train all of the time and dont have to go to work to be able to fuel my obsession!

15.......the moon on a stick

Ummmm...I think thats about it!

Chris

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Old 10-28-2003, 06:16 AM   #12
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I've always thought one of the nice things about aikido was that you don't need much stuff. Don't even need a gi really, just heart.

A unlimited ticket to ride would be a good luxury. - Travel on any train/plane, and be free to practice with whoever. That'd be cool.

What about techniques magically bestowed? Wouldn't mind silent over the top ukemi.

Mark

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Old 10-28-2003, 06:32 AM   #13
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Maybe another gi and a bokken and jo that should do it for me.

Kendo is like star wars and everyone gets to be Darth Vader.
"Luke, I am your sensei"
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Old 10-28-2003, 06:56 AM   #14
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This is going to be a busy year for Santa ....

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Old 10-28-2003, 07:46 AM   #15
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Re: Aikido Christmas wish list...?

Quote:
Stuart Mckay wrote:
Too easy -

Donovan Waite ukemi tapes.
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Old 10-28-2003, 08:09 AM   #16
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As you're in Scotland and this year's looking bad, I'd ask santa for some thermal gi pants - I've never trained in a Scottish dojo which understood heating...

[insert badly translated smug admonishment here]
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Old 10-28-2003, 09:32 AM   #17
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How about a monogrammed weapons bag or gear bag?
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:08 AM   #18
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I wan't an autograph from O'sensei. On a hand-made Gi. Oh.. and a double sword stand made from Ebony Wood.

Please

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Old 10-28-2003, 11:16 AM   #19
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By the way, my suggestions are for you, not me... I don't want anyone to look at my posts and think I need a weapons bag or mats or anything... just my two cents, that's all...
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Old 10-28-2003, 12:43 PM   #20
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Re: Re: Aikido Christmas wish list...?

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Bob Strahinjevich (bob_stra) wrote:
Too easy -

Donovan Waite ukemi tapes.
idd i been lookin to get them, but only thing is i can only getthem from amazon.com not .co.uk and they are ntsc format so im not sure wether they would play in my vcr.

im currently looking for a british version of them or preferrably on dvd.

lol..

/me wishes himself luck

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Old 10-28-2003, 12:54 PM   #21
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Quote:
J°rgen Jakob Friis (JJF) wrote:
How about a nice iaito ?
That's what I'm getting...yeah just a few more dollars to save and it'll be all mine!!

I would also put high on my list:

*a nice hickory jo (50", grade 5) from Kingfisher Woodworks

*books and videos (an online gift certificate to Aikido Journal would work well)

*a bigger weapons bag (either style E or D in forest green Cordura from Bu Jin Design

*Mizuno (single weave, size 6) gi are always welcome

*tabi (black, size 10 1/5)

All the links and info are on the off chance my family or girlfriend reads this Oh, I suppose you could use the links to get your aiki person something nice too

Bronson

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Old 10-28-2003, 12:56 PM   #22
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Good presie for aiki fiends here:

http://www.fudebakudo.com/en/book.html

Very origional and funny.

More humour here if you have the autumn blues (stop laughing Australians):

http://www.happyaikido.com/funny/cartoon/cartoon.html

http://www.totalkarate.com/tart/tactical_response.html

Mark

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Old 10-28-2003, 01:15 PM   #23
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Quote:
Linda Morimoto (kung fu hamster) wrote:
How about a monogrammed weapons bag or gear bag?
hm sounds good, i need a weapons bag, i just been usin me m8s fishin rod bag for this now.

wondering if i could get my name translated into japanese, not directly but the equivalent of my name in japanese.

any ideas where i could get a weapons bag with embroidery made to order?

also any1 know where i can translate my name to japanese?

thanx


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Old 10-28-2003, 02:24 PM   #24
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Maybe check into getting one with your dojo's monogram (ask your dojo cho or other administrative person in the know), that's what I did (ordered from Bujin). If you get your name translated, I hope the translator does a good job, you wouldn't want it to have some goofy alternate meaning...

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Old 10-28-2003, 02:28 PM   #25
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yeah thats wat i mean i want the japanese equivelant of my name and or my dojos name, but tryin to get it into kanji can b retty difficult.

my dojos name is "sakuyoukan", home of the great nothern warior.

so if any1 can translate that into knaji for me then that would b excellent.


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