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Old 07-17-2005, 12:13 PM   #101
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Re: Top 10 Signs You Have Done Too Much Aiki

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Did you learn anything?
I would drop a brick if the answer was "Yes."
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Old 07-17-2005, 01:26 PM   #102
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but what actually happens is that you slip and fall on your butt, without an audience to appreciate your excellent skills at ukemi, and end up being taken to the hospital - been there, done that...... :P
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:36 AM   #103
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but what actually happens is that you slip and fall on your butt, without an audience to appreciate your excellent skills at ukemi, and end up being taken to the hospital - been there, done that...... :P
been there, done that also...
while delivering pizzas after being unwillingly out of my career field for a year, I slipped and fell on a steep icy driveway.

Did a nice breakfall and saved the pizzas!

of course, no one saw.

Back on topic...

holding hand's with your significant other and fighting to resist doing a kotegaeshi every time your hands swing forward.
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:04 AM   #104
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Back on topic...

holding hand's with your significant other and fighting to resist doing a kotegaeshi every time your hands swing forward.
This is at least half the reason my wife started doing Aikido, I kept practicising with her instead of just holding her hand. I didn't actually ever throw her.

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Old 07-18-2005, 02:52 PM   #105
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Taking the elevator from the fourth floor to the lobby, you think about which techniques you could realistically pull off in that amount of space, and if randori in that small of a space is possible.
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Old 07-19-2005, 11:16 AM   #106
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been there, done that also...
while delivering pizzas after being unwillingly out of my career field for a year, I slipped and fell on a steep icy driveway.

Did a nice breakfall and saved the pizzas!

of course, no one saw.
Back in January, I think, I brought my dog in from a walk down the back yard, and she yanked to go back to her box. The doormat -- which I had one foot on -- slid out from under me. It was a less than perfect ukemi -- my right knee folded in a way it shouldn't have -- but I instictively tucked my head, so the back of my neck didn't smack on the sliding door's track.

Hildie, of course, ran right over to me, and trying to get up when you have a concerned 60 pound dog on your chest can be a challenge. But I think she knows she screwed up because she hasn't done the same thing since.
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Old 07-19-2005, 05:06 PM   #107
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Taking the elevator from the fourth floor to the lobby, you think about which techniques you could realistically pull off in that amount of space, and if randori in that small of a space is possible.
Oh, so I guess I'm not the only one! I actually tried it though. When I was at the hotel in Louisiana, the door opened on the third floor with my brother in nikkyo. The old woman whom the door opened in front of threatened to call the police, thinking I was trying to rob my brother! I quickly explained that I practiced Aikido and was only practicing on my brother. To show my sincerity I let my brother get me in sankyo. She looked at us strangely, then got on the elevator and left. She avoided us after that one...

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Old 07-21-2005, 03:02 AM   #108
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You bow in and out of restaurants.

(So you only eat at Japanese restaurants nowdays...)

LinSu

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Old 07-21-2005, 10:25 AM   #109
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When your dog gets "playful" as you try to put the leash on her (depending on how seriously she has to go), your fist blends with the movement of her head and you press into a point just at the corner of her jaw, immobilizing her in her box, and shout "DON'T MOVE!" (The blending part is th Aiki part.)
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:23 PM   #110
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you have to fight the urge to inflict nikkyo on really horrible children and stuck up parents at the school gates
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:30 AM   #111
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you have to fight the urge to inflict nikkyo on really horrible children and stuck up parents at the school gates
I have that feeling, but substitute in co-workers for parents


Aikido doesn't work? My Aikido works, what on earth are you practicing?!
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Old 07-22-2005, 04:06 AM   #112
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You go to an aikido seminar with a very respected Japanese sensei, and at the evening party. At the party you are expected to eat with chopsticks, so they are laid out in front of you, and naturally you start doing kumi jo with the person next to you (from your own club)

You get to the third kumi jo before you (by a freak accident) push over a beer into the lap of a sempai... whhoooops ...on the tatami mats... while people are eating...
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:01 PM   #113
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you have to fight the urge to inflict nikkyo on really horrible children and stuck up parents at the school gates
...and in your office when they're running around like little maniacs ...though I have been known to do the leading begining of irimi nage to get a child's attention

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Old 07-24-2005, 05:16 AM   #114
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...and in your office when they're running around like little maniacs ...though I have been known to do the leading begining of irimi nage to get a child's attention
orrr you wanna do it to the gits that vandalise the park .... and hang around on street corners intimadating old ladies and drinking nasty cheap cider ..... grrrr I hate them!
pointless mindless vandalism .... "ohhhh theres nothing to do ....." COME MEET SENSEI! lol
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:04 AM   #115
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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.

Not to brag -- okay, so my ego will probably get polishing for this one... but... I've actually done this... not random walking, but at the dojo during practice last week... our tatami mats are kinda older, so the edges tend to stick up and I tend to trip on them...(still new, ya know)... this time, i tripped and went into an immediate mae ukemi...
Keith-san: "Did you mean to do that?"
Me: "Not exactly. I stuck on the edge."
Sensei: "Well, it was a pretty good roll."

If I spend the next year struggling with everything else...I will always be thankful that aikido has, at least, trained this into me, so I can finally roll out of trips and falls. Now, if my body could just learn a similar technique that's acceptable to perform in a skirt so I can use it when I trip on carpet shag at the office...
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Old 07-27-2005, 10:07 AM   #116
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I would drop a brick if the answer was "Yes."
Maybe, but I'd forgotten it all by the time I woke up.

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Old 07-31-2005, 02:47 PM   #117
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You've actually tried to develop 'unbendable finger'
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Old 07-31-2005, 04:40 PM   #118
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you are playing capture the flag and you instictively to roll to escape over the line to your side!

I did this from a full sprint and it worked, but there was too much momentum, so I tripped as soon as I was standing

If there is no wind, row!
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Old 08-01-2005, 06:53 PM   #119
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On my Queen size bed I do forward rolls and I land right on my feet!
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Old 08-02-2005, 12:08 AM   #120
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Ok, here's a few of mine:
I'll add in the occasional bow for thanking or apologizing to someone.
Also doing footwork (irimi tenkan stuff, as well as fencing advance and retreat stepping) during work to avoid the crowd of people during tax free weekend.
You didn't get to the next level (sophmore level vocal performance) because you had a cold in which you completely lost your voice 5 hours After the jury (so it was a miracle that you had a voice that was semi decent), and because the voice faculty criticized you for leaning forward slightly (not sure if that was aikido to blame or just my personal habits, I think it was a bit of both) and for standing in hamni.
But I'm pretty sure I'll ace my juries this next fall when I take em again.
Umm...ok so mine aren't that funny, but oh well (Shrugs)
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Old 08-02-2005, 05:51 AM   #121
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You replay techniques learnt the day before and sketch it out.
You train everyday and sometimes three times a day.
No injury can stop you from training.
Your hands are calloused from too much weapons training.
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:55 AM   #122
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you are playing capture the flag and you instictively to roll to escape over the line to your side!

I did this from a full sprint and it worked, but there was too much momentum, so I tripped as soon as I was standing
did the same thing during paintball - was running like crazy and did a forward roll into the tiny wooden fort they had, shots flying all around me (looked like something out of the Matrix!). Was so surprised with myself that I stood up to check for any hits - right into the line of fire......those paintballs hurt!
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:38 PM   #123
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You're more bothered about turning up late for class than turning up late for work...wait was I ever bothered about work?...


Aikido doesn't work? My Aikido works, what on earth are you practicing?!
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Old 08-05-2005, 08:15 AM   #124
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You're in a sports equipment store buying running shoes.

You say, "HAI!" when the sales assistant, who happens to be Japanese, finishes telling you how important it is to buy the proper shoes for your feet.

Or...(this one happened to a guy I used to train with)
You're dating someone and in an intimate situation when you're partner tells you to change what you're doing. You say, "OSU!"

"Those who are possessed by nothing, possess everything."
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:44 AM   #125
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You slide forward though doors after people and turn your hips to see if you can get through the door before it closes without touching it.....
You ippon seio nage your towel off your shoulders in the morning....
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