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Old 04-14-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
Paula Lydon
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getting miffed

~~What frustrates you most about your training? For me, it's when uke gives either too much or too little resistance, so that I feel we've both wasted our time. Sometimes I'll say something, tell them I need a little more or less, but sometimes I just stew. Oh so human!

~~Paula~~
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Old 04-14-2004, 05:21 PM   #2
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Time goes by to damn fast!

It really pisses me off!

Seriously, A few hours just seems to go by to fast. It sometimes seems hard to finish a thought.
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Old 04-14-2004, 05:53 PM   #3
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When I cant do a technique to a decent standard, I feel frustrated with myself and feel as if I am wasting everyones time.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 04-15-2004, 10:12 AM   #4
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When I forget how to do something that I'm sure I know how to do.

At the seminar we'd been doing a bunch of hard new techniques, and then we got to yokomenuchi shihonage tenkan, which is on my next test. The new student I was training with waited patiently for me to show him how to do it, but I had completely lost it. Dive into uke's armpit...no, no, that can't be it. Someone senior had to come by and straighten us out.

Happened again last Thursday with the same darned throw. I'd been taking the ukemi, watching the demonstration, all serene in the knowledge that I do know this throw; then it was my turn and I dove into uke's armpit again.

It comforts me to know that this happens to very senior people, too. I saw a seventh dan lead a group practicing with him completely astray on the kata they were doing (and with his eighth-dan teacher watching, too!) He just rolled his eyes, said "Brain fade" and went on with what he was doing. That's the attitude I'd like to cultivate.

Mary Kaye
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Old 04-15-2004, 02:42 PM   #5
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People who roll up their gi sleeves.

Absolutely nothing annoys me more.

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Old 04-15-2004, 02:53 PM   #6
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Feeling frustrated, and not staying in the moment are my two. If I am frustrated, I am getting in my own way of learning from the moment that I am in.

"People who roll up their gi sleeves.

Absolutely nothing annoys me more.

Mark Johnston "

Why does this frustrate you Mark?

Guy

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Old 04-15-2004, 03:18 PM   #7
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Having to work for a living instead of being full-time uchideshi at Hombu dojo.

Ain't life a bit**?

Married life is good though.

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Old 04-15-2004, 03:28 PM   #8
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Having to work for a living instead of being full-time uchideshi at Hombu dojo.
Amen!

Daniel
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Old 04-15-2004, 04:24 PM   #9
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For me, the ultimate frustration is when I can't do a technique/ukemi/whatever because, although my brain understands the concept just fine, my body is having none of it and refuses to obey me.

It happens a lot during ukemi practice, especially some of the more gymnastic moves, though it can also manifest itself in a technique, e.g. I *know* I'm supposed to step with *that* foot, but it's the *other* one that goes in instead.....
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Old 04-15-2004, 06:20 PM   #10
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I just LIVE to annoy people by rolling up my gi sleeves, it really floats my boat!!!

Jeanne
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Old 04-15-2004, 06:30 PM   #11
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Quote:
Guy Stevens (gstevens) wrote:
Feeling frustrated, and not staying in the moment are my two. If I am frustrated, I am getting in my own way of learning from the moment that I am in.

"People who roll up their gi sleeves.

Absolutely nothing annoys me more.

Mark Johnston "

Why does this frustrate you Mark?

Guy

:-)
ex judoka.

You don't get to roll up your sleeves at the start.

Last edited by mj : 04-15-2004 at 06:43 PM.

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Old 04-15-2004, 07:59 PM   #12
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Quote:
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I just LIVE to annoy people by rolling up my gi sleeves, it really floats my boat!!!

Jeanne
Bwahahahaaha!!! You're funny. That "floats my boat" too.

I like Iaido gi top better than Aikido/Judo top because the sleeves are shorter while the gi length is longer.

I don't like to roll up my sleeves, but "haveto" when we do lots of wrist grabbing attacks, which is lots of time.

-Hoi Pham
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Old 04-15-2004, 09:25 PM   #13
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What fustrates the most in training is when the situation demands I communicate with my partner, but I'm not sure how to in the situation, so I just end up getting more and more "miffed." For instance, one time someone senior to me was doing bokken katta with me in weapons class, and correcting me wrongly, or she was telling me to do things that she herself couldn't do. "Tres says to do it this way," she said, waiting for me to do it before she did anything, and then she herself couldn't do it. Of course, I didn't say anything, instead keeping it inside and getting more and more fustrated, and because it was weapons class, I had to deal with her for the rest of the class. I don't think I've been that angry or fustrated on the mat before.

Also, usually when a class is taught on not "trying" to apply technique and instead relaxing and letting the technique happen itself, I get really fustrated in becuase it's so simple but I JUST CAN'T DO IT. Or if I did do it, I wouldn't know how I did it and then end up not being able to do it again. I think I'm improving a little bit in that, though.

"For peace and happiness are presences, not objects we can grasp and hold onto."
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Old 04-18-2004, 11:27 AM   #14
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Re: getting miffed

Quote:
Paula Lydon wrote:
~~What frustrates you most about your training?
People who complain instead of train.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 04-19-2004, 09:20 PM   #15
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Re: getting miffed

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Paula Lydon wrote:
~~What frustrates you most
When people think the band Jethro Tull is just one guy

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 04-20-2004, 01:05 AM   #16
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Re: getting miffed

When people give a half hearted attack and just stand there. Why use a waza when I could just slug'em?

The other thing is that there is a certain person in our dojo who is, for whatever reason, utterly terrified of me. The second I even start a technique, she will scream at the top of her lungs and then either collapse or go flying (ex- taking a tobi ushiro ukemi from a nikkyo)
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Old 04-20-2004, 01:42 PM   #17
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Re: getting miffed

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When people give a half hearted attack and just stand there. Why use a waza when I could just slug'em?

The other thing is that there is a certain person in our dojo who is, for whatever reason, utterly terrified of me. The second I even start a technique, she will scream at the top of her lungs and then either collapse or go flying (ex- taking a tobi ushiro ukemi from a nikkyo)
Maybe she's afraid you're going to slug her.
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:13 PM   #18
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Re: getting miffed

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Maybe she's afraid you're going to slug her.
she's like that with everyone though. (but, on the plus side, she does have really really good ukemi though)
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:55 PM   #19
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Re: getting miffed

I've only had one lesson, am I allowed to post?

My inner voices are cranked up WAY loud, and I shoot myself down more than any self-respecting ("student-respecting"?) sensei ever would.

Also, I get dizzy really easily, though I'm told that will go away the more I train. Jeez, I hope so.

Heather
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Old 04-23-2004, 04:11 AM   #20
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Re: getting miffed

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When people think the band Jethro Tull is just one guy

Bronson
Recent sketch from Friends

Phoebe: Thank you! (to Rachel) Oh, and I have something for you!

Rachel: Mmh-mmh!

Phoebe: It's, yes, my little black book. It's got the numbers of all the guys I've dated.

Rachel: Oh, Pheebs, baby, that's nice but, you know what, I think I'm ok. Why don't you give it to one of your other single girlfriends?

Phoebe: I would, but you're the last one.

Rachel: (angrily) GIVE ME THE BOOK! (she takes it and start reading) Pablo Diaz, Brady Smith, huh, "Guy-in-van"?

Phoebe: Oh, my first love!

Rachel: Oh!

Monica: What does the red X next to Bob Greenmore's name mean?

Phoebe: Dead. (everyone is a bit upset) Oh, it's OK, no, he was old, yeah! And he lived a full life, he was in the first wave at Omaha Beach.

Chandler: Hey, I'm sorry, I should have given you guys my black book when I got married! Although it wasn't so much a book as a... napkin. With Janice's phone number on it.

Rachel: Phoebe, isn't Jethro Tull a band?

Phoebe: (big grin on face, proud of herself) Oh yes, they are.


A difficult problem is easily solved by asking yourself the question, "Just how would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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Old 05-17-2004, 07:03 PM   #21
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Re: getting miffed

When my hakama slowly falls down tripping me.

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Old 05-17-2004, 07:35 PM   #22
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Re: getting miffed

Quote:
Lynn Seiser wrote:
People who complain instead of train.
Oh, that's me!

Jeanne
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Old 06-17-2004, 02:49 PM   #23
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Re: getting miffed

One guy at my dojo has the sleeves ripped off of his dojo. Is that worse or not as bad?
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Old 06-17-2004, 02:50 PM   #24
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Re: getting miffed

Of his gi. I meant off of his gi. sorry.
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Old 06-17-2004, 04:15 PM   #25
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Re: getting miffed

Quote:
Fiona Darbyshire wrote:
For me, the ultimate frustration is when I can't do a technique/ukemi/whatever because, although my brain understands the concept just fine, my body is having none of it and refuses to obey me.

It happens a lot during ukemi practice, especially some of the more gymnastic moves, though it can also manifest itself in a technique, e.g. I *know* I'm supposed to step with *that* foot, but it's the *other* one that goes in instead.....
Boy I know the feeling.
*Off Yokomen Shionage*

Sensei: Your stepping across/infront of him, instead just walk normally.
Me: Ok..... *Does techinque incorrectly
Sensei: No, just walk your still stepping infront of him
Me: I am?
Sensei: yup
Me: Ok...*Does techinque incorrectly
Sensei: Watch
Me: That's not what I did?
Sensei: Nope you did this and stepped across him...
Me: Ok,,, *Does techinque incorrectly
...
...
...
...
...
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