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Old 02-23-2003, 12:26 PM   #1
Paula Lydon
Dojo: Aikido Shugenkai
Location: Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 427
how many?

~~How many Aikidoka does it take to change a lightbulb?
~~One to screw it in and 200 to generate enought ki to make it glow.
~~Ok, so do better...

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Old 02-23-2003, 03:02 PM   #2
Jim ashby
Dojo: Phoenix Coventry
Location: Coventry, England
Join Date: Mar 2001
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Two hundred and one. One to change it and the other two hundred to stand by and say "well, that may be one way of doing it, but my Sensei does it differently".

Have fun

Vir Obesus Stola Saeptus
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Old 02-23-2003, 08:43 PM   #3
Mark Burns
Location: central california
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one to place it in and 500 to move his unbendable arm.
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Old 02-24-2003, 02:57 AM   #4
Ta Kung
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 237
No Aikidoka can do it, since they're all busy folding their senseis hakama...


PS. Yes, I'm refering to the thread "folding hakama".
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Old 02-24-2003, 04:00 AM   #5
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Dojo: 合気研究会
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There is no bulb, just an extension of ourselves...

When I have to die by the sword, I will do so with honor.
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Old 02-24-2003, 07:41 AM   #6
Paula Lydon
Dojo: Aikido Shugenkai
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Fine then, who needs a light bulb? With my great ki I'll just stand in the corner and glow!

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Old 02-24-2003, 09:11 AM   #7
Location: Boston
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One Aikidoka can change many light bulbs at once, if it's done with a single, continuous circular motion

Remember: No matter where you go...There you are.
-Buckaroo Banzai
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:32 AM   #8
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Dojo: Koshinkai Leeuwarden
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Who cares???

Lightbulb changing does not work in real life anyway!

Erik Jurrien Menzel
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:48 AM   #9
Jim ashby
Dojo: Phoenix Coventry
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The subject of another thread does not need anyone else. He just holds the lightbulb up and the world revolves around him.

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Old 02-28-2003, 11:41 AM   #10
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Dojo: Shinkikan Aikikai Aikido of Corpus Christi
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
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It depends on what style of lightbulb changing the aikidoka is using.

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
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Old 02-28-2003, 12:53 PM   #11
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Dojo: Satori Dojo
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Freaky! ?????

The real question is:

does the lightbulb want to change??,.. is better to armonize with the bulb condition.

César Martínez
Satori Dojo
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:19 PM   #12
Larry Feldman
Dojo: Atlanta School of Aikido
Location: Atlanta, GA
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It only takes one; but the light bulb has to attack first.
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Old 02-28-2003, 08:33 PM   #13
cindy perkins
Dojo: AikiDog Dojo
Location: Pittsfield, New Hampshire
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 50
Tongue hidden dust tiger

(well, I don't know how regularly you vacuum, but in my house the dustballs quickly pass "dust kitten" stage and become "dust tigers"...)

The "Crouching Vacuum" practice --

Stand in the doorway. Address the dirty carpet ("uke") in right hanmi, vacuum about two feet in front of your right foot. Sink and extend, pushing the vacuum forward with unbendable arm. Upper body should be relaxed and upright, knees bent, hips rotated to direct your power from your center through vacuum to uke.

Respond to uke by changing direction of vacuum extension, moving to follow. Do not rise and fall, but stay low and relaxed. Check your hips -- still aligned with your target and the force of your movement? Move from your center; allow your center to move the vacuum. Note that soreness will arise in your quadriceps and not as much as your back (the usual victim of vacuuming).

How long can you maintain Crouching Vacuum? Three minutes, perhaps? The whole living room?
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