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Old 06-02-2005, 03:18 PM   #1
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Talking Top 10 Reasons Why You Joined Aikido

Hello gang!

Here's another idea for a top 10 list:

Top 10 Reasons Why You Joined Aikido.

10.- You always wanted to beat someone up in a peaceful manner.
9.- You're girlfriend asked you to be one with her, so you thought that you might as well be one with the universe.
8.- You thought that MMA were too girly.

Ok guys, keep'em coming...

U.

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Old 06-02-2005, 04:05 PM   #2
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Joined Aikido

Becuase they go round in gangs were i live and attack you for the fun of it, so my reason is because i like breathing, yes i could run away from it but, then all the other gangs join in, there like wolve's round here, see something running and they got to chase it.
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:07 PM   #3
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6 - Here, grab my wrist...
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:52 PM   #4
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5 - Now grab my lapel...
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:43 PM   #5
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No, No, grab like THIS....sheesh, grab right, why-dontcha?

Lan

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Old 06-02-2005, 07:14 PM   #6
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Like many beginners, you attacked me wrong.

"When your only tool is a hammer every problem starts to look like a nail"
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Old 06-02-2005, 08:49 PM   #7
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4. To learn to use The Force.

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Old 06-02-2005, 09:11 PM   #8
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5. 'Cause I've always wanted to wear chaps, and my sensei told me that hakama are just the Japanese version.

Larry
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:44 PM   #9
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...joining Aikido was more socially acceptable than becoming an axe murderer

Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:51 PM   #10
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4. To learn to use The Force.
I know 1 or 2 who I'm sure started it because they secretly (or not so secretly) wanted to be Jedi when they grew up...
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:01 PM   #11
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Top 10 Reasons Why You Joined Aikido.
I got a new job where half the company are aikidoka. I was afraid during heated discussions in staff meetings.
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:33 PM   #12
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cause my sister told me stories of when she was my age my father abused her.... so i figured id get ready for him!
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:51 PM   #13
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I got a new job where half the company are aikidoka. I was afraid during heated discussions in staff meetings.
Hey Drew,

Think on it from the bright side, your company can save on the security bills... and that will be favourable to the said company bottom-line which in effect will be good for your year end bonus, ain't it?

Boon.

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Old 06-03-2005, 12:41 AM   #14
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which in effect will be good for your year end bonus, ain't it?
Oh, I assumed that the year-end bonus would be "not getting yonkajo'ed at the Christmas party".

- awh
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:36 AM   #15
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...because beating each other up on the mat is cheaper than couple´s therapy ;-) (I started with my husband).
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:34 AM   #16
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Because the ukemi looks way cool!

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Old 06-03-2005, 06:45 AM   #17
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Joined Aikido

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4. To learn to use The Force.
Learning to use your face

Aikido doesn't work? My Aikido works, what on earth are you practicing?!
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:52 AM   #18
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Cos I got to hit geeks.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 06-03-2005, 07:10 AM   #19
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Cos I got to hit geeks.
Cos I got to hit Nick


Aikido doesn't work? My Aikido works, what on earth are you practicing?!
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Old 06-03-2005, 08:32 AM   #20
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I know 1 or 2 who I'm sure started it because they secretly (or not so secretly) wanted to be Jedi when they grew up...
:::whistle while looking up and around like 'who me?'::::

Who's talking about when they grew up? Oh...wait... I haven't grown up yet -- well, not literally that is.

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Old 06-03-2005, 09:14 AM   #21
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Joined Aikido

  • its cheaper than medication
  • its a bit more energetic than darts
  • it gives me something to bore the pants off people with at parties
  • I also failed the ninja entrance test (couldn't find the damn door)
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Old 06-03-2005, 09:23 AM   #22
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Joined Aikido

'Cause aerobics is boring, and I look better in baggy clothes anyway.

Actually I took one aerobics class last year, in exchange for a friend taking an aikido class with me. The only sports clothes I own are my keikogi, so I wore the pants and a t-shirt...looked kinda odd between all the skinny leotards. The friend btw loved our warm ups and found the throwing each other part boring, how odd is that???

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Old 06-03-2005, 09:53 AM   #23
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Re: Top 10 Reasons Why You Joined Aikido

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4. To learn to use The Force.
Whew! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought my sensei looked like jedi the first time i watched a class...
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:26 AM   #24
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Whew! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought my sensei looked like jedi the first time i watched a class...
Would that make Daito-Ryu the way of the Sith?

"He who dies with the most toys...still dies."
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:33 PM   #25
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LOL! I would have to say Judo or JuJitsu would be the Dark Side. Hmm...Yoda = O Sensei and Kano Sensei = Darth Sidious?????
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