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Old 02-29-2004, 11:46 AM   #1
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Could Jun Be A Wrestler?

I have just been watching Friendly TV (UK) and there was Japanese Pro Wrestling (a la WWE) and one of the wrestlers was called Jun Akiyama!!!!

Hmmmm!!!!

By the way, HE WON!!!!
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Old 02-29-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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Yeah, that would be our Jun. Did he have a bunch of tattoos all over his body? His most pronounced is one that say's "I love Big Mama's" on his right arm. I hear he sometimes dyes his hair purple and his wraslin' weight is around 300 pounds.

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Old 02-29-2004, 12:31 PM   #3
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Errr, I am not sure who was who as it was a tag team match. I just saw the name at the end. Are you straight up?
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Old 02-29-2004, 12:54 PM   #4
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Eric is jerking your chain...

This clip shows our Jun.

http://www.aikiweb.net/videos/ukemi/softbreakfall1.mpg

If I remember correctly, Jun is around 5'8" and 150 pounds. But that was years ago.

Best regards,

Last edited by Greg Jennings : 02-29-2004 at 01:02 PM.

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Old 02-29-2004, 02:36 PM   #5
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Yeah I guessed so, but seeing this name sake wrestler made me smile!
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Old 02-29-2004, 03:20 PM   #6
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Quote:
Greg Jennings wrote:
Eric is jerking your chain...

This clip shows our Jun.

http://www.aikiweb.net/videos/ukemi/softbreakfall1.mpg

If I remember correctly, Jun is around 5'8" and 150 pounds. But that was years ago.

Best regards,
O_O

That fall was so graceful, I want to cry.
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Old 02-29-2004, 03:55 PM   #7
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Whoa! That looks like the "roly poly" ukemi technique! Is that it? I've never seen done smoothly like that. My friend Pat who is constantly talking about "roly poly" Ukemi, makes it look goofy. Every time I try it, it looks worse and it feels like my shoulder is going to rip out of socket.

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Old 02-29-2004, 04:24 PM   #8
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Quote:
Erik Haselhofer (Erik) wrote:
Yeah, that would be our Jun. Did he have a bunch of tattoos all over his body? His most pronounced is one that say's "I love Big Mama's" on his right arm. I hear he sometimes dyes his hair purple and his wraslin' weight is around 300 pounds.
I believe the most telling indicator on if this is "our" Jun is if he's wearing his underware.

BTW - http://www.geocities.com/masanorihor...masa070201.htm has many pictures of Jun's wresting persona.

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Old 02-29-2004, 09:31 PM   #9
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But that was years ago.
So, today, he could be 300 pounds with a big tattoo and beer belly. Afterall, he left the sane confines of the Golden State which makes no sense whatsoever unless you believe in a balanced budget. I bet he's even joined the Hell's Angels or something similar.

Last edited by Erik : 02-29-2004 at 09:35 PM.
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Old 03-01-2004, 07:07 AM   #10
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So, today, he could be 300 pounds with a big tattoo and beer belly. Afterall, he left the sane confines of the Golden State which makes no sense whatsoever unless you believe in a balanced budget. I bet he's even joined the Hell's Angels or something similar.
Yep. I bet he made the film clips back when he was in CA and put them out recently to throw everyone off.

Later,

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Old 03-01-2004, 08:26 AM   #11
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I find it interesting that he has neither confirmed nor denied his wrestling status as of yet.

hmm...

I love those breakfall videos btw.

Would it help to cut back on the cheese doodles if I ever wanted to attempt that ukemi?

I hope not. Cheese doodles are my life.
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Old 03-01-2004, 11:16 AM   #12
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I trained with Jun in Co. recently, and he's no 300 pounder! But, hmmm, you never know! he could STILL be a professional wrestler...



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Old 03-01-2004, 01:37 PM   #13
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Yep. I bet he made the film clips back when he was in CA and put them out recently to throw everyone off.
I been thinking about this and I'm pretty sure he's a covert operative, and master of disguise, reporting directly to Dick Cheney. Consider the following:

1. He was in California. We had a recall of a Democratic governor.

2. He's been to Florida. We know what happened there.

3. He's been to Europe. No doubt working on the disolution of the EU and the downfall of the UN.

4. He's been to Washington. No doubt reporting directly to Dick Cheney and PNAC.

5. His aikido travels provide the perfect cover for covert operations around the world.

6. Neil Mick posts on these forums. Jun has obviously been assigned to analyze him along with providing regular reports to Karl Rove on his activities.

Jeez, it's so obvious.
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Old 03-01-2004, 01:40 PM   #14
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AND DON'T FORGET THE WRESTLING!!!



(I hope you're enjoying this, Jun!)
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Old 03-01-2004, 03:11 PM   #15
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~~Jun moves well enough to be a fine wrestler...bantam? Feather?~~

~~Paula~~
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Old 03-01-2004, 03:37 PM   #16
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Paula, did you say Bantam??? Are you calling Jun a CHICKEN???!!!???

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Old 03-01-2004, 04:38 PM   #17
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Cluck, cluck, clucking 'ell!!!

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Old 03-01-2004, 05:15 PM   #18
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You may be onto something as Jun flies around like a ____ and lands as lightly as a _______. Is he still a bird dog for Dick Cheney or has he flown that coop?
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Old 03-01-2004, 06:06 PM   #19
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He'll be like Steven Segal and claiming to be CIA Special Ops next!!!

LOL!
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Old 03-01-2004, 08:38 PM   #20
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I don't think Jun is gonna dignify this thread with a response.....

(Adding my own appreciation for the breakfall videos)

Lan

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Old 03-01-2004, 11:10 PM   #21
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With as smoothly as those video clips are, I doubt highly that Jun is a CIA operative. I'm thinking more NRO myself.

I'll also note that those flying knees kicks and top rope arobats, looks awfully Aikidoish when you look at the grace and beauty while in flight.

...cheers...
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Old 03-02-2004, 12:21 PM   #22
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you know what.. I think he knows we're talking about him.

i mean... he knows my email! and I never told him!

spooky...

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The path is steep...
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Old 03-02-2004, 06:57 PM   #23
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He's got your phone tapped too (Clare Short told me)!!!

BTW

The road is long
With many a winding turn
He ain't heavy
He's my Uke

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Old 03-03-2004, 10:04 AM   #24
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Hi everyone,

I received the following "award" at the 2002 Aikido-L Seminar. I think the award pretty much sums things up as far as my being a professional wrestler in Japan goes:

http://home.earthlink.net/~jimbaker6/jun/jun.htm

I may have to get myself an action figure...

As far as the whole covert operations thing goes, all I can say is, "I can neither confirm nor deny..."

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Old 03-03-2004, 11:17 AM   #25
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Great, where can I buy my Aikiman action figure?
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