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Old 11-12-2002, 04:05 AM   #1
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3 descriptive words

I mentioned this in a previous thread.

People tend not to know what aikido is, and in order to tell them I tend to have to go into detail in order for them to understand.

Things like karate, you can put on a poster the word Karate and people know what you are talking about. On an aikido Poster you have to try and give them more information.

So, imagine a poster. Nice and colourful, eye catching image, contact details, date and times of classes... you have room for 3 (or there abouts) words that you can use to describe aikido. The words fit around the picture and are there to inform/entice without misleading.

what words would you use?

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Old 11-12-2002, 04:52 AM   #2
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These words come to mind without thinking to much about it: harmony, non-violent, powerfull.

/Patrik
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Old 11-12-2002, 04:57 AM   #3
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harmony, power, control
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Old 11-12-2002, 04:59 AM   #4
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How about...

Dynamic - Energenic - Effective

But I think the 3 words that describe Aikido best are:

Timing - Distance - Balance

Osu!
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Old 11-12-2002, 05:09 AM   #5
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...or how about: Skirts, bowing and clapping?

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Old 11-12-2002, 05:12 AM   #6
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brain storming

Harmony with energy

or

DESTROY ANY ATTACKER!



SPECIAL OFFER!

THIS WEEK ONLY!

or

TURN THE TABLES

on your attacker

or

TAKE NO ABUSE!

or

ABUSE YOUR ATTACKER!


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Old 11-12-2002, 05:31 AM   #7
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Blood Sweat & Beer!

Vir Obesus Stola Saeptus
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Old 11-12-2002, 05:37 AM   #8
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Talking

Yes! That's it!
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Old 11-12-2002, 06:11 AM   #9
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Talking

Grab My Wrist
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Old 11-12-2002, 06:16 AM   #10
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danger zone

No way, Jose!

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Old 11-12-2002, 06:25 AM   #11
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unite, control, empower

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Old 11-12-2002, 06:26 AM   #12
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I guess, I would have a poster of two or moreattackers sprawled out, or in a pile with the caption," Sorry about that."

Or " Who is Next?"
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Old 11-12-2002, 07:44 AM   #13
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I like Mike's lol :]

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
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Old 11-12-2002, 07:49 AM   #14
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How's about some truthful ones..

"No, other left" or "Can't do it that side".

Creature_of_the_id's is obvious -

"Not for Mackums"
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Old 11-12-2002, 07:59 AM   #15
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Freaky! Batman style

SMASH! POW! SPLAT!
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Old 11-12-2002, 08:01 AM   #16
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Quote:
Ian Hurst (happysod) wrote:
Creature_of_the_id's is obvious -

"Not for Mackums"
HAHAHAHA!

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Old 11-12-2002, 08:13 AM   #17
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During my first few practices, I overheard a few of the students commenting on my flexibility mentioning that I might *not* know how *not* to tear somebodies arm off.. so I'm going to have to go with the:

"Sorry about that"

But I do like:

"Connections with all"

"One with all"

"Balance Power Movement"

or

"Free beer Fridays"
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Old 11-12-2002, 08:32 AM   #18
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Pull my finger

Erik Jurrien Menzel
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Old 11-12-2002, 08:36 AM   #19
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At a more serious level:

Misogi, Kansha, kokyu

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Old 11-12-2002, 08:38 AM   #20
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At a not so serious level,

"Kiss knees goodbye."
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Old 11-12-2002, 09:07 AM   #21
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Hmm...just like Nico!
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Old 11-12-2002, 09:33 AM   #22
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Eek!

Me personal favourite (designed by me of course).

Check out the T-shirt design



L.C.

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Old 11-12-2002, 11:50 AM   #23
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Re: 3 descriptive words

Quote:
Kev Price (Creature_of_the_id) wrote:
what words would you use?
Connect, and Destroy!!

hehe, sorry, couldn't resist.

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Old 11-12-2002, 12:33 PM   #24
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Eye. Key. Doh !
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Old 11-12-2002, 12:42 PM   #25
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Fun. Powerful. Effective.
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