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Old 06-30-2005, 01:08 PM   #76
daniel loughlin
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

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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.
this happend to me after seing the new batman film but got out of the cinema at 23:30

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Old 06-30-2005, 10:29 PM   #77
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

while talking to sensei on the phone you constantly bow to the phone.
and sadly, yes, I have bowed outside the dojo, but it was to my japanese science teacher. She bowed back and told me she used to do Aikido in her younger days (i was happy afterward)

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:34 AM   #78
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

Sunny Liberti wrote:
[My husband] actually did a knife take away at our wedding reception while cutting the cake. I took ukemi and all. The relatives try to hide those pictures in the album!!



Do they? WE want to see them! Could you scan them and put them in the image gallery? Please?

All though, I'm not the one who posted above, I ended my first dance with my wife at our wedding with a koshinage, check it out:

http://dns.underwatersamurai.com/wed...6-064-30A.html

She kind of rolled off of my hip, so she didn't take a full breakfall, everyone was a bit surprised.

John
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:03 AM   #79
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

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.... I ended my first dance with my wife at our wedding with a koshinage, check it out:

http://dns.underwatersamurai.com/wed...6-064-30A.html

She kind of rolled off of my hip, so she didn't take a full breakfall, everyone was a bit surprised.

John
And you didn't let go of her, right?
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Old 07-07-2005, 06:45 PM   #80
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- You exit your car and shut the door in one smooth tenkan.



Yup, done that one, and the "bowing gassho thank-you" out of habit.
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Old 07-07-2005, 07:28 PM   #81
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

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Sunny Liberti wrote:
[My husband] actually did a knife take away at our wedding reception while cutting the cake. I took ukemi and all. The relatives try to hide those pictures in the album!!



Do they? WE want to see them! Could you scan them and put them in the image gallery? Please?

All though, I'm not the one who posted above, I ended my first dance with my wife at our wedding with a koshinage, check it out:

http://dns.underwatersamurai.com/wed...6-064-30A.html

She kind of rolled off of my hip, so she didn't take a full breakfall, everyone was a bit surprised.

John
That is soooo funny!


Jeanne

(where'd my avatar go?, Janet, did you steal it?!)
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Old 07-08-2005, 03:31 AM   #82
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you do outside-inside wrist spirals while walking places and people think your waving to them(happend more than once to me)
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Old 07-08-2005, 09:17 AM   #83
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Quote:
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I ended my first dance with my wife at our wedding with a koshinage, check it out:

http://dns.underwatersamurai.com/wed...6-064-30A.html
GREAT picture! :-)

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Old 07-09-2005, 08:17 AM   #84
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You must Stand in hamni. Standing otherwise is annoying.

All that is gold does not glitter. All those who wander are not lost.
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Old 07-10-2005, 08:21 PM   #85
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A classic:

http://www.aikidofaq.com/humor/top10/

The top 10 reasons Aikido training is like S&M

10. You go to a special place, get dressed in special clothes and tell someone how to hurt you

9. You pay to have it done to you

8. The more you do it. The harder and faster you want it.

7. Practitioners of both arts stay up all night looking for their stuff on the internet.

6. It can take your relationship to a new level if you can get you spouse involved.

5. You always say "Thank You" to the person hurting you when they are done.

4. Even if someone gets really hurt, chances are they'll do it again.

3. "The more you relax, the less this will hurt!"

2. No one understands why you do it except other people involved in the activity.

1. You inflict pain in an effort to get your partner horizontal. And then it's your turn. And you're glad!

Hey that is from my Dojo's website!!!
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Old 07-10-2005, 09:09 PM   #86
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You can't go to action movies without hearing your sensei's voice:

1) In Star Wars, where Anakin is crawling away from the lake, and I'm hearing her say "That's not compassionate, that's just cruel." She's got a habit of demonstrating how incomplete or insincere attacks lack compassion.

2) Batman Begins, "Why do we fall Master Bruce? So we can get up again."

3) And in a dojo moment , where she jokingly says she'll have to kill me, and I say "Well, I know how I'm going to die then." She had just seen Big Fish, so we were both happy about that one.

"Shut up and train."-- Fumio Toyoda
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Old 07-10-2005, 09:19 PM   #87
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

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you do outside-inside wrist spirals while walking places and people think your waving to them(happend more than once to me)
i was at the market today practicing extension with one arm and with my fingers spread when my wife called to me, "jory-san!" (she's japanese) "hai!" i dutifully answered and some lady thought i was waving and calling to her...
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Old 07-11-2005, 04:08 PM   #88
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

You accidently throw your cousin when he tries to jump on your back and suprize you...yeah, I did that this morning...good thing we were on grass...

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:26 PM   #89
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

You start talking about your latest aikido revelation and your partner no longer finds it interesting like she did when you first met her. Now she just rolls her eyes.

"flows like water, reflects like a mirror, and responds like an echo." Chaung-tse
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Old 07-14-2005, 02:55 PM   #90
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

No, I haven't done too much Aiki.
I even haven't done enough.
I left dojo two hours ago .... hmmmm
OK, let's go back to the mat, I have a key.

Yes, I know it is a little bit boring, rolling lonesome over tha mat at midnight.

But one needs practice, don't you?

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Old 07-14-2005, 04:57 PM   #91
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

You find yourself doing koho tento undo to
a) get out of bed
b) propel yourself off the floor
c) get out of a chair
d) any other time you can find an excuse

Sitting in seiza, while still uncomfortable, feels more comfortable than sitting "properly" in a chair.

You can't walk in a straight line anywhere. You find yourself doing irimi tenkan every chance you can beg, steal, or borrow.

You don't stand "straight" in a line, but in hanmi stance.

The first thing you want to know when attending your uncle's wedding cross-country is "Where's the dojo where I can get some practice?" even though you will only be out of town for a day and a half.

When you wake up in the morning you find you are doing 'kitty-nage'... otherwise known as cuddling your cat in a sankyo grip.

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Old 07-14-2005, 06:16 PM   #92
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Instead of your usual dreams about a paradise filled with beautiful eye candy you start dreaming about aikido technique and meeting O'sensei.
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Old 07-14-2005, 09:20 PM   #93
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You don't stand "straight" in a line, but in hanmi stance.
You find it scary to dance with a partner (especially someone you haven't trained with at the dojo) because you have to face them square-on, and who knows what kind of whacko they might be?
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Old 07-15-2005, 02:47 AM   #94
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You find it scary to dance with a partner (especially someone you haven't trained with at the dojo) because you have to face them square-on, and who knows what kind of whacko they might be?
Again, you just haven't done enough. Otherwise you would have the right move for every action that might come.

OUT OF BED! ON THE MAT!!! YOU NEED PRACTICE !!
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Old 07-15-2005, 05:31 AM   #95
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Instead of your usual dreams about a paradise filled with beautiful eye candy you start dreaming about aikido technique and meeting O'sensei.
I actually did that! I once dreamt I was at a seminar taught by O Sensei.

Berna Bleeker
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:33 AM   #96
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...i wish i trained more...
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Old 07-15-2005, 12:05 PM   #97
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I actually did that! I once dreamt I was at a seminar taught by O Sensei.
Did you learn anything?
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Old 07-15-2005, 12:30 PM   #98
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

You purchase shoes/sandels/boots/etc based on well you could perform technique in the street while wearing them.
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Old 07-15-2005, 03:06 PM   #99
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You can't do housework without using the broom to run through the 31 jo kata - I was doing pretty good until I clunked myself with the head of the broom......
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Old 07-17-2005, 12:04 AM   #100
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You cant walk too far without having the urge to show off your ukemi skills, and secretly wish that one day you will trip and be able to roll out of it to the awe of everyone around you.
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