So we've had the "funniest aikido moment" thread. So what's your scariest aikido moment? The one where you were actually frightened for your physical safety or even life.
Mine happened just tonight. Which is probably why I'm starting this thread
Me and two other shodans who have tests coming up soon were practicing tanto-dori. The tanto that had been used for the technique demonstration has a steel blade. The edge isn't sharp in the least but it still has a point. When we broke to go practice the demonstration uke brought the tanto with them. I can't even remember what technique we were doing but it sure hurt when the point of the steel tanto slammed into my sternum. Thank god for back falls
Without thinking about it I threw myself back away from the pain. It must not have hit as hard as I thought it did because it didn't break the skin but I really did think that I'd just been stabbed in the chest.
Ok, that's my most scary moment so far. Anybody else?