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Old 09-02-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Hi guys I'm really interested in some of the quotes I hear in aikido and have made some of my own, can't remember all, so many!
Anyway one I came up with this morning

"An attacker would have hate and anger whilst he/she attacked you, yes? aikido teaches balance, so to keep the balance you need to kill them with friendship or forgiveness"
-Louis Sanguy

Would love to here some you guys have come up with or have heard.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:32 PM   #2
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From a nice website. http://www.artsrn.ualberta.ca/aoki/K...tes/keiko.html

A great Zen master, Sawaki Kōdō, said, “Practice is like farting—only you can do it yourself; no one else can do it for you.”

And really, would you want someone else to deprive you of the pleasure?
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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"The best compliment is to out evolve your teacher." VJFoster - an old friend

"They are good at what they do, but what they do is rubbish." As above.

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Old 09-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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One I said this past Monday night in class - I was having my students do an escape from an over arm bear hug then transition into O Soto Gari. My student (high school age guy) would roll his arms and shoulders forward as he needed to for the escape but then would kind of stick his butt to the side and kind of wiggle it to try to get out of the hold rather than "pop" his hips out and to the side. Without thinking I said "you need to pop your hips to the side. You're not a stripper trying to stick your (started with an "A" but to follow forum rules I won't cuss) butt out and shake it!" The student and the college guys he was working with had a good laugh (and he got the escape right after that!)!

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Old 09-30-2013, 07:56 AM   #5
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"MYA: Move Your Feet"

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:40 AM   #6
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"Thumbs are for throwing". Credit to my Sensei Steve W.
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:11 AM   #7
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Not sure where I heard it but "if you can't move your hand to your centre, move your centre to your hand".

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Old 03-15-2016, 08:40 AM   #8
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"Hips don't lie"
Sensei Shakira

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Old 03-22-2016, 08:18 AM   #9
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"Slow down, you move too fast. Got to make the moment last."

Simon and Garfunkel Sensei

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Old 03-22-2016, 01:30 PM   #10
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Practice the movements on your own until you can do them without thinking (without an uke).
Do the movements with uke as if you are practicing "the movements on your own until you can do them without thinking (without an uke)".

Cycyk Sensei

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Old 04-28-2016, 05:12 AM   #11
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Do not move fast, move only faster.

Do the technique without partner. Now you know what it should feel like and go try with partner until it feels the same

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:23 PM   #12
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" No matter your pretense, you are what you are, nothing more " --. Kenshiro Abbe Sensei

I often think of Abbe SenseiI saying these words of wisdom, when I hear of people grading themselves. Or better still when they are graded by their own students.

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Old 06-26-2016, 10:47 AM   #13
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"The deeper you go into the woods, the more nuts you will find" - Yogi Bear

Last edited by erikmenzel : 06-26-2016 at 10:54 AM. Reason: Misspelled the name of the Philosopher

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Old 06-26-2016, 02:48 PM   #14
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"Don't block with your face." - Derek Duval Sensei

All paths lead to death. I strongly recommend taking one of the scenic routes.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:40 AM   #15
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Quote:
Louis Sanguy wrote: View Post
Hi guys I'm really interested in some of the quotes I hear in aikido and have made some of my own, can't remember all, so many!
Anyway one I came up with this morning

"An attacker would have hate and anger whilst he/she attacked you, yes? aikido teaches balance, so to keep the balance you need to kill them with friendship or forgiveness"
-Louis Sanguy

Would love to here some you guys have come up with or have heard.
OSU!
There's a book by Kanshu Sunadomari shihan that I can recommend to you.and that's The Enlightenment Through Aikido. It's full of quotes that you can apply to your journey of whatever path you would like to take.

"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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Old 06-27-2016, 02:18 PM   #16
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Avoid a falling rock
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