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Old 12-15-2004, 07:34 AM   #26
Rocky Izumi
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Re: If you could make one change in Aikido

Get everyone to keep their gis and belts washed and folded and to fold their hakamas properly between classes.

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Old 12-15-2004, 09:27 AM   #27
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I would reverse the splits so that everyone could enjoy the great teachings of Tohei, Shioda, Saito, old Doshu etc together.
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Old 12-15-2004, 11:30 AM   #28
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I would reverse the splits so that everyone could enjoy the great teachings of Tohei, Shioda, Saito, old Doshu etc together.
I go along with that one so we would all be practicing and understand no-touch throws.

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Old 12-15-2004, 12:49 PM   #29
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I'd get people to wash their feet before they step on the mat. Sheesh...

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Old 12-15-2004, 12:51 PM   #30
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OK, since this has come to humor:

I wish the really hot women drastically outnumbered the guys.

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Old 12-15-2004, 12:59 PM   #31
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OK, since this has come to humor:

I wish the really hot women drastically outnumbered the guys.

Best,

Then I'd wish Aikido was more like judo... oooooohhh yeeeeeeaaaahhh.
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Old 12-15-2004, 01:02 PM   #32
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There are not alot of real hot girls in Judo, I can tell you that
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Old 12-15-2004, 01:40 PM   #33
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OK, since this has come to humor:

I wish the really hot women drastically outnumbered the guys.

Best,

you should add, "and looks, fame and money didn't matter to them, only inner beauty."


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Old 12-15-2004, 02:04 PM   #34
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Well, Craig, 2 of 3 ain't bad.

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Old 12-15-2004, 05:01 PM   #35
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Re: If you could make one change in Aikido

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I wish the really hot women drastically outnumbered the guys.
Monday class that I lead we had 6 women and three men on the mat...

What do you mean, of course we're all hot!


I was being deadly serious about the feet btw

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Old 12-17-2004, 08:13 PM   #36
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If you could make one change in Aikido, what would it be? Of course this question will not to apply to anyone who thinks Aikido needs no change at all in any area.
Given the way this thread has gone, I have two answers:

The Serious Answer: More sensitivity drills practiced more often. Although Aikidoists frequenstly start at what may be considered boxing or kickboxing range, their technqies frequently take them to distances and angles where even if they can see uke trying something, by the time they register what their eyes are telling them, it'll be too late to do anything about it. They are just too close for the eyes to be any good. You have to feel what the other person is doing through whatever "attachments" you get. This is why Chinese martial arts have sensitivity drills; the chis sao drills in Wing Chun are a perfect examples. Filipino Martial Arts also have such drills, like hampak higot hubud lubud ("hit tie untie blend"). I know Aikido has such drills; I think there need to be more of them done more frequently, as regular a part of training as ukemi waza. Yep, that important IMHO.

The not-so-serious answer: I'll endorse and combine two suggestions made previously: All nude classes where hot women outnumber men.

We are so busted by the Thought Police if this gets out ....
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:19 PM   #37
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I personally would have more emphases on the philosophy in the dojo. I know I can do this when I start my own dojo, but I feel that aikidoka would benifit greatly from these discussions. but, that is just me.

"The Art of Peace is the religion that is not a religion; it perfects and completes all religions."
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:42 PM   #38
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I'd like there to be one...just one, that's all I ask...weapons kata for jo or bokken that was the same everywhere, so that when visiting other dojo I wouldn't be *completely* at a loss during weapons practice.

I was very surprised the other day to see someone at another school doing what looked for all the world like the first thirteen or so counts of the Ki Society jo dai-ichi taigi. The feeling of familiarity was quite muddled, however, by the fact that he was doing it with a bo! Does anyone know the origin of this thing, and whether it started out as a jo kata or a bo kata?

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Old 12-17-2004, 11:24 PM   #39
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There are not alot of real hot girls in Judo, I can tell you that
Yeah but if there were more hot girls in AIkido, and then Aikido was more like Judo, then you'd be rolling around on a mat with hot girls...my logic owns.
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Old 12-18-2004, 06:37 AM   #40
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Boy, a lot of testosterone on this website!

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Old 12-18-2004, 08:11 AM   #41
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Gosh, there are only three professional nude models in my dojo. Sorry.

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Old 12-18-2004, 08:13 AM   #42
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But seriously- I don't see a need to change aikido, just my dojo. I'd like it to be in its own space, with classes every morning and evening, including weapons, yoga and tai chi.
wouldn't mind having my work studio built in there as well...

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Old 12-18-2004, 09:33 AM   #43
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Gosh, there are only three professional nude models in my dojo. Sorry.
That's quite all right. And if you could spare one, or two .... or even all three .....
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Old 12-18-2004, 09:35 AM   #44
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Boy, a lot of testosterone on this website!

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You're one to talk!
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Old 12-19-2004, 04:23 PM   #45
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You're one to talk!
Too old for testosterone here. I just survive on my religion of pentinence. My attitude come from an overabundance of methane. Yes. I am full of it . . . . a windbag . . . . full of hot air . . . . etc.
Hee hee hee.

By the way, what's wrong with testosterone?

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Old 12-20-2004, 09:51 AM   #46
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....By the way, what's wrong with testosterone?

Rock
You tell me -- you were the one who pointed it out.
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:17 PM   #47
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You tell me -- you were the one who pointed it out.
Pointing out that there was a lot of testosterone here is not an indication of disapproval. It might even be a statement of approval!

Gaack!!!
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Old 12-22-2004, 09:25 AM   #48
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Pointing out that there was a lot of testosterone here is not an indication of disapproval. It might even be a statement of approval!

Gaack!!!
Uhm ..... ok ..... now just calm down, deep and slow breaths, put down the boken and take your medication ....
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Old 12-24-2004, 09:08 PM   #49
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Uhm ..... ok ..... now just calm down, deep and slow breaths, put down the boken and take your medication ....
Ahhhh! I left my medication in Barbados! And this cold weather is driving me nuts!

Rock in the Canadian Prairies -- freezing his nuts off at -43 C.
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Old 12-25-2004, 09:48 AM   #50
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Ahhhh! I left my medication in Barbados! And this cold weather is driving me nuts!

Rock in the Canadian Prairies -- freezing his nuts off at -43 C.
See what happens when you let aiki-Canucks lure you away from home? Just remember to CLOSE the dojo's outside door when you do your penanace -- er, PRACTICE.
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