Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Humor

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-11-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
Tubig
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 90
Australia
Offline
Talking Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

In aikido we have a lot of stories. Stories that are told over millions of bottles of sake and beer.

Stories that can rival WWII or Vietnam feats, dramas, and myths. Stories that is forged with courage, bravery, valore, and spectacle. It is usually about a master who can breath fire and ki whilst making coffee. A little woman who single handedly defeated an army of evil henchmen. These are the stories that would make Hans Christian Andersen and any bard look like an apprentice. The story gets better every year, it becomes more spectacular with every person that re-tells the story.

So let it out, tell us your legends, your myths, your favourite aikido story!

I will start, I heard from a karate guy that apparently there is an aikido master in old Japan that can make any person faint by sucking all the ki by the faintest touch.

I read 'Angry White Pajamas' the author Twigger; mentioned that OSensei was teaching the sexual prowess ki extention in aikido. hmmm I still and very interested in finding the dogma on those teachings.

Apparently a good aikidoka can withstand a wave of the same height at the beach. Apparently aikidokas can blend with any wave of the same height.

Last edited by Tubig : 07-11-2005 at 10:07 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 11:12 PM   #2
samurai_kenshin
 
samurai_kenshin's Avatar
Dojo: Aikido of San Leandro
Location: Oakland, Ca
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 209
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

wow, wish I knew some of those secrets! I once heard that O-Sensei could track the path of a bullet and dodge it. I also heard from someone that any competent aikidoka is able to pick up/throw anything as long as they strongly ki-ai...where'd that one come from?

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
-Barry LePatner
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 11:22 PM   #3
Tubig
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 90
Australia
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

I also heard that Osensei can not catch the rail and speed trains in Japan, because the electro magnetic force emmited by the current from the tracks makes him dizzy because they interfere with his aura.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 11:57 PM   #4
Tubig
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 90
Australia
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

I just spoke to a mate of mine... He told me that apparently Tohei sensei can extinguish a candle flame behind a glass wall four to five metres away from him, by extending his Ki.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 02:41 AM   #5
happysod
Dojo: Kiburn, London, UK
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 899
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

  • aikido has no competition
  • an aikidoka once won a fight
  • aikido builds character
  • aikido has no ego
  • two people in aikido can agree on a definition of ki
  • shodothugs can use a knife and fork
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 02:49 AM   #6
PeterR
 
PeterR's Avatar
Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
Location: Himeji, Japan
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,954
Japan
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Quote:
Ian Hurst wrote:
  • aikido has no competition
  • an aikidoka once won a fight
  • aikido builds character
  • aikido has no ego
  • two people in aikido can agree on a definition of ki
  • shodothugs can use a knife and fork

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 04:11 AM   #7
Yann Golanski
 
Yann Golanski's Avatar
Dojo: York Shodokan Aikido
Location: York, United Kingdom.
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 406
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Ian,

We Shodothugs only use chopsticks!

*grins evilly*

The people who understand, understand prefectly.
yann@york-aikido.org York Shodokan Aikido
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 04:22 AM   #8
PeterR
 
PeterR's Avatar
Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
Location: Himeji, Japan
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,954
Japan
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Quote:
Yann Golanski wrote:
Ian,

We Shodothugs only use chopsticks!

*grins evilly*
And in the most delicate and sophisticated maner.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 04:50 AM   #9
Beholder
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 34
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Quote:
Peter Rehse wrote:
And in the most delicate and sophisticated maner.
Yes... but for what?
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 04:55 AM   #10
Yann Golanski
 
Yann Golanski's Avatar
Dojo: York Shodokan Aikido
Location: York, United Kingdom.
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 406
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Quote:
Dave Whiteland wrote:
Yes... but for what?
Harmonising with our food, of course.

The people who understand, understand prefectly.
yann@york-aikido.org York Shodokan Aikido
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 05:07 AM   #11
PeterR
 
PeterR's Avatar
Dojo: Shodokan Honbu (Osaka)
Location: Himeji, Japan
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,954
Japan
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Quote:
Dave Whiteland wrote:
Yes... but for what?
Picking up the pieces.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 05:32 AM   #12
happysod
Dojo: Kiburn, London, UK
Location: London
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 899
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Urban myths continued
  • you wait ages for one shodothug and then two turn up at once
  • hakamas hide your footwork
  • yoshinkan do it by numbers
  • fruities do it by feel
  • Osensei's not dead, he's just opened a dojo and grill with Elvis
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 06:23 AM   #13
Michael Cardwell
Dojo: Snake River Aikido
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 78
United_States
Offline
Tongue Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Iriminage is only a 30 year technique.

ikkyo is a simple technique.

  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 03:27 PM   #14
Eric Webber
Dojo: Aikido West Reading
Location: Reading, Pa
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 261
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

There are no attacks in aikido (...so I'm learning to defend against the IDEA of an attack, eh? Man, those ideas leave big, big mark when they hit you!).
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 03:51 PM   #15
Jory Boling
 
Jory Boling's Avatar
Dojo: A.K.I.,Misakikai Dojo
Location: Yokosuka, Japan
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 193
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Shihonage performed over and over and over causes baldness.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 04:05 PM   #16
Dirk Hanss
 
Dirk Hanss's Avatar
Dojo: Aikidoschule Trier
Location: Merzkirchen
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 471
Germany
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

I thought it is true, but it is one of these wonderful stories:

One uchi-deshi of o'sensei had his sake in the dockland inns night by night and he never resisted in those heavy fights, but usually went well out.
O'sensei in spite of his peaceful mind did never comment on this well known facts.
Only once when this uchi-deshi came to dojo with a black eye and some minor injuries, o'sensei said: "You should have more exercises".

Any comments or facts/sources?

Dirk
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 05:03 PM   #17
Tubig
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 90
Australia
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

I heard this from a former uchideshi from the Iwama Dojo in the Ibaraki prefecture. Apparently there is a ghost samurai that roams the dojo, and visits people in their dreams. Apparently sometimes one would hear him running up the mountain, and also if one listens heard enough one can here his kiai.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 05:46 PM   #18
mj
Location: livingston, scotland
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 715
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Quote:
Ian Hurst wrote:
  • shodothugs can use a knife and fork
What the hell do we need a fork for?

  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 06:59 PM   #19
Tubig
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 90
Australia
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

* A good ukemi can be done on concrete quietly

* Aikido is a short man's art
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 07:19 PM   #20
samurai_kenshin
 
samurai_kenshin's Avatar
Dojo: Aikido of San Leandro
Location: Oakland, Ca
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 209
United_States
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a speeding fist...obviously not...

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
-Barry LePatner
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 07:57 PM   #21
Tubig
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 90
Australia
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

The Bigger the hara, the stronger the Ki.

hmmmm more beers please.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 08:17 PM   #22
maynard
Dojo: St. Pete Aikikai
Location: Pinellas Park, FL
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 38
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

The first time I heard this story, it was about a nameless (or I forgot the name) student from the D.C. Dojo that Saotome Sensei was head instructor for.

A blackbelt aikidoka was attacked by a guy with a knife, and the first one or two times, he took the knife away, but gave it back to the guy because that was his reflexive response from training. Depending on the telling of the story, he either keeps the knife, the second or third time. I've also heard this happened either in Chicago or South Florida somewhere, but my memory of the second person who told me of this story is not clear.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 08:20 PM   #23
xuzen
 
xuzen's Avatar
Dojo: None at the moment - on hiatus
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 965
Malaysia
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Quote:
Ian Hurst wrote:
Urban myths continued
  • you wait ages for one shodothug and then two turn up at once
  • hakamas hide your footwork
  • yoshinkan do it by numbers
  • fruities do it by feel
  • Osensei's not dead, he's just opened a dojo and grill with Elvis
Myth: Yoshinkan do it by the numbers

Fact: Yoshi-Orge can't count beyond ichi and ni. Anything above and we will get a headache which decreases our functionality.

Boon, sadly a numerically challenged YOSHI-ORGE (TM)

SHOMEN-ATE (TM), the solution to 90% of aikido and life's problems.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2005, 08:36 PM   #24
Tubig
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 90
Australia
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Oh yeh My favourites also are:

- Aikido is a soft martial art

- Aikido is defence only, we do not attack
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2005, 07:31 AM   #25
Don_Modesto
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,268
Offline
Re: Aikido Urban Legends, Stories, and Myths

Quote:
John Murray wrote:
A blackbelt aikidoka was attacked by a guy with a knife, and the first one or two times, he took the knife away, but gave it back to the guy because that was his reflexive response from training.
Hey, John!

Actually, Ikeda tells a story like this. I've asked policemen I've trained with if they ever heard of such a thing and they've been very matter-of-fact about it as if it's common knowledge in their circles: you do what you've trained to do.

Up til these conversations I took TANTO DORI lightly. Now I put the weapon on the floor a couple of paces from UKE as a means of returning it.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
------------------------
http://www.theaikidodojo.com/
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

Mugendo Budogu - Official Aikikai Hakama now available!



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Two things. Veers General 8 04-04-2003 01:54 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:15 AM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate