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Old 06-07-2005, 10:25 AM   #26
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

You open doors by extending through the edge of your hand, and moving from your centre.

You wonder why the rest of the office stares at you after seeing you do this.
Or maybe that's just me

Aikido doesn't work? My Aikido works, what on earth are you practicing?!
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Old 06-07-2005, 10:49 AM   #27
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

OMG!!! this is me! jajajajaja....now i do not feel so crazy! or at least i feel better knowing that others in the world are just as crazy as me. Last weekend i performed the wedding ceremony for a friend of mine and afterwards at the reception while the music was playing and people were dancing...me and my girlfriend were off to the side...her punching me and me explaining the different enters into kote gaeshi! does that count?
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Old 06-07-2005, 11:10 AM   #28
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

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her punching me and me explaining the different enters into kote gaeshi! does that count?
Depends on whether you used the phrase "but if you were to do this..." to highlight a variation.

Aikido doesn't work? My Aikido works, what on earth are you practicing?!
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Old 06-07-2005, 11:33 AM   #29
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I also shouted and cursed, which wasn't very aiki but seemed appropriate at the time.
*Ahem*

It's called Kiai.

Cheers,

Matt.
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Old 06-07-2005, 08:49 PM   #30
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You sleep with your bokken beside you, or anywhere near your reach.
This is true...and somewhat unnerving to family members...

When watching action films, you critique their fighting form. (this also unnerves family members)

It is not simply a fight to the finish, it is knowing what to do once you have won.
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:54 PM   #31
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

You practice your footwork and evasion when in a crowd. And people look at you funny.
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:17 AM   #32
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i have a habbit of bowing and saying osu to everyone :O and thats serious
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Old 06-08-2005, 01:50 AM   #33
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I would have thought it not possible.
Maybe you could change the thread to "top 10 signs you haven't done enough Aiki" ;-)

Oh, and stick a "Not" in front of the posts...
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:46 PM   #34
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You bow when you enter or leave the bathroom (thankfully, not anymore).

You bow whenever you thank someone (not very often anymore...)

you catch yourself doing any of the above before you start it and stop yourself just in time to avoid scaring anyone.
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:56 PM   #35
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

it was pretty funny cause this year in my high school there was a korean exchange student there (who was really cool!), and he did actually bow to people when he said thanks and he bowed sometimes when he entered a room and a teacher was there... and then i kinda started doing it too without really thinking about it, but everyone just thought i was crazy cause i wasnt korean!
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Old 06-08-2005, 01:07 PM   #36
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You'd rather have a new bokken than a new Xbox and your kid would rather do aikido class than play video games.
now that would make the world a better place!
(no, i think we should all have a perfect balance in our lives between video games and aikido)
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Old 06-08-2005, 06:44 PM   #37
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

Quote:
Tim Gerrard wrote:
You open doors by extending through the edge of your hand, and moving from your centre.

You wonder why the rest of the office stares at you after seeing you do this.
Or maybe that's just me
I do that on purpose, and I don't care who stares!

Jeanne
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Old 06-08-2005, 10:33 PM   #38
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

Here's a few more....

You drive your car by "guiding" and "redirecting" your car's momentum.

You would rather say home and train than go on a vacation to Disney.

You have ever tried shadow Aikido in a mirror to see if you can get off your own line faster than you can attack. (I was bored)

You can tell how old a Seagal movie is by a) how many techniques he uses or b) which uke's he is using.

The faster something comes at you the slower time moves.

You sometimes wonder if you could ukemi over a car if suprised.

Anything you touch over 1 foot long becomes a bokken in your hands!

It is impossible for you to be involved in a tug-of-war match anymore.

You dream of one day being attacked by a Judoka.

You rely on your fellow students to be your full time chiropractors (Kote gaeshi, Tenchi nage, Kaiten nage).
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:52 AM   #39
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

You consider the "20 year technique" to be a thing for beginners...

"He who dies with the most toys...still dies."
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:55 AM   #40
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

You can recite your Aikido Lineage, but can't remember your own phone number

Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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Old 06-09-2005, 01:02 AM   #41
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

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now that would make the world a better place!
(no, i think we should all have a perfect balance in our lives between video games and aikido)
Nicely put Mal! After a nice (and peaceful) class slamming away, it's time to blast those d@mn*d Invid, muahahahahahahaha!

Cheers,


"He who dies with the most toys...still dies."
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:33 AM   #42
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

While helping out in your child's first grade classroom, the teacher gives you direction.....and you catch yourself right before you almost say, "Yes, Sensei."

And yes, once I also caught myself right before I almost bowed when leaving the classroom.

Karen
"Try not. Do...or do not. There is no try." - Master Yoda
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Old 06-10-2005, 04:06 PM   #43
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

You actually see a beautiful tenkan in a basketball move...

When walking/jogging in the park you figure how to take down any approaching person.... AND their dogs!

Make the hand motions (smallish but still noticable) to accomplish said take-downs. It gets people a little nervous
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Old 06-11-2005, 04:05 PM   #44
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

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You would rather say home and train than go on a vacation to Disney.
You decide not to transfer to another university because you don't want to leave your dojo.
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Old 06-11-2005, 08:15 PM   #45
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

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You actually see a beautiful tenkan in a basketball move...


Oh my goodness, and i see the beautiful tenkans in the football games too!!!
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:42 AM   #46
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The first thing you want to do after seeing a fun movie (e.g."Mr. and Mrs. Smith") is go to the dojo and train...even at 11pm on a Sunday night.
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Old 06-14-2005, 04:10 PM   #47
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LOL Lorien! You are sooo right...that was the major factor in me not wanting to transfer!
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Old 06-14-2005, 05:21 PM   #48
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The availability of a good dojo was a major factor in my choice of grad schools.

Just don't tell my boss...
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:42 PM   #49
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You say 'Haiii' to everyone. Even Indians, Anglos, and italians. Funny enough they know what youre talking about.
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Old 06-15-2005, 01:55 PM   #50
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You say, 'hai!' to the doctor in the middle of a code in the emergency room ...
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