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Old 05-18-2005, 01:26 PM   #1
Joanne Arnest
Dojo: Oberlin Aikikai
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 19
An extension of the dojo brawl

The thread on the dojo brawl got me thinking. We need a competition for the senseis. One of my senseis is a master at ridiculous metaphors and similes. For instance, as he says often about nikkyo: how does a snake climb a tree? Snakes got no arms!

So... I propose a competition between senseis for the silliest metaphors. Some comic relief after the contestents in the brawl exit on stretchers. Prizes to include squishy tomatoes.
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Old 05-18-2005, 08:03 PM   #2
Dojo: Roppongi Yoshinkan Aikido / Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
Location: Tokyo
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 571
Re: An extension of the dojo brawl

One of my instructors used to tell us to stop doing "gokiburi Aikido" when we didn't complete every movement swiftly and sharply at the right place but instead moved our hands around trying to find the right spot to hold to do nikajo or whatever.

For those of you who don't know "gokiburi" is Japanese for cockroach so his analogy of what we were doing with our hands was pretty graphic for me...hands scuttling around like cockroaches trying to find nikajo...yuch.

I now use that analogy with my students (but I always give credit to my instructor for thinking it up...no way I want people to think I came up with that by myself)


Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:37 AM   #3
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Dojo: Aikido of San Leandro
Location: Oakland, Ca
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 209
Re: An extension of the dojo brawl

Unfortunately my own sensei would fail a silly quotes contest, seeing as pure wisdom constantly flies from her mouth. Nothing silly there!

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
-Barry LePatner
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:27 AM   #4
Nick Simpson
Dojo: White Rose Aikido - Durham University
Location: Gateshead
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 916
United Kingdom
Re: An extension of the dojo brawl

Suck up.

"All I want to do is ikkyo." Doesnt sound silly but has taken on a rather special place in our hearts.

Dya see?

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:33 AM   #5
Steve Mullen
Dojo: White Rose (Sunderland)
Location: Washington
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 270
Re: An extension of the dojo brawl

if i could do ikkyo all day everything would be......... mint, me and nick get it

"No matter your pretence, you are what you are and nothing more." - Kenshiro Abbe Shihan
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Old 08-31-2005, 12:25 PM   #6
Eric Webber
Dojo: Aikido West Reading
Location: Reading, Pa
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 261
Re: An extension of the dojo brawl

Ikkyo Ura - should spiral down like the toilet water. What an image!
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