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Old 05-22-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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Angry White Pyjamas

Angry White Pyjamas is probably one of the best books I have read on Aikido.

It address most of the feelings I have felt about Aikido in only the first 4 chapters.

Just wondered what you guys thought about it?

"Minimum Effort, Maximum Effciency."
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Old 05-22-2003, 12:05 PM   #2
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Please do a search on this topic. It has been previously discussed.

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Old 05-22-2003, 07:19 PM   #3
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Quote:
Robert Cronin (BC) wrote:
Please do a search on this topic. It has been previously discussed.
Better yet - the book reviews on this site.

I like the book - I've read it twice and pass it on to my friends (Budo and non-Budo).

It is the best Aikido themed book I've read - just not the best book on Aikido.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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Old 05-24-2003, 03:50 PM   #4
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good book ,but where is the author now????
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Old 05-24-2003, 07:28 PM   #5
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I also like to read the book. Even though

the author learned eastern martial arts,

it seemes that he was still a western man. Therefore, I like the book.

Some western people became KI and Japan

freaks after learning Aikido. I even saw a photo of an american man who was wearing hundoshi and hair band(in the middle the

flag of emperor army was drawn) and taking

a cold bath.

Jaemin
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Old 05-25-2003, 10:16 AM   #6
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but where is the author now????
Found this, this, and this.

Seems he's still out there.

Bronson

"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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Old 06-06-2003, 02:43 PM   #7
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Angry White Pyjamas

Love that book

Have any of you guys ever experienced the hour long "seiza lesson"?

Happy Training

Matt

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Old 06-07-2003, 04:50 AM   #8
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No, but my Sensei once gave us a talk for about 20 minutes, that was enough to kill my legs......... lol.

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Old 06-07-2003, 09:20 AM   #9
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The Hajimi classes are the most intense!

Joe Thambu Sensei has put us through them, but with the dredded bunny hops (the punishment hops in AWP) at the end to finish!

My knees ache just thinking about it!


Osu!
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Old 06-07-2003, 09:43 AM   #10
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I have never had buddy hops, although I have had continous Kokyu nage ukemi....... :S

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Old 06-07-2003, 11:02 AM   #11
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Hi Chris,

The bunny (buddy? ) hops can give you nightmares! Especially if you are only 4 months out of a leg brace for a torn MCL!

It might sound doft doing it after that, and it is, but hey! I didn't stop training or teaching while I was in the brace either!

When you love something, a little thing like a buggered knee won't stop you!

Osu!
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Old 06-08-2003, 02:25 AM   #12
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"Buddy", dunno why I typed that, a complete lose of mind and body coordination there......

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Old 06-08-2003, 05:52 AM   #13
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Aye

Hearing the word "Hajime" is definitely bad news

Thank heavens for the word "Matte"



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