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Old 07-18-2005, 02:49 PM   #1
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Talking Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

Hello again gang!

For the last weeks we have been discussing (among other things) how we have done too much Aikido. But sometimes, it's the other way around. We definitely need to do more, much more Aikido. Perhaps you've noticed that your ukemi for speeding cars isn't perfect, or that you still have problems with breakfalls from a 2nd floor. So, here's another idea for a Top 10 list:

Top 10 Signs You Haven't Done Enough Aikido:

10.- After 10 years practice, you still don't understand the dokas of the day...

9.- You've been training for 15 years, and you still need uke to "attack" properly.

8.- Those d@mned speeding fists!

7.- You get pummeled at every randori session.

Ok gang, keep'em coming!

-U-

"He who dies with the most toys...still dies."
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:09 PM   #2
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

first off, I'll probably never understand the dokas of the day.
6. Even after all those years, you still constantly blend with the mat...
5. Sensei gives you "the look" every five minutes
4. You still hold your bokken backwards and upside down...

I know...very bad, but i tried, mmkay?

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Old 07-18-2005, 03:14 PM   #3
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

3. You have an inscription on your bokken "Sharp point towards enemy"
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Old 07-18-2005, 04:26 PM   #4
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

2. you're dead.
1. you're alive.
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:32 PM   #5
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

A) You still go to work almost every day
B) Sometimes when you go on vacation you don't bring your dogi (or you wife `kindly` unpacks it for you before you leave)
C) You eat your meals away from the dojo

Okay...best I could do on short notice. But I just got to work after training...so...

--Michael

Hiriki no yosei 3 - The kihon that makes your head ache instead of your legs
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Old 07-18-2005, 06:38 PM   #6
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

You cant figure out witch is the left and right end of the jo
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:52 AM   #7
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

You have time to read all this silly aikiweb threads.

Oh - I do - OK let's go back to mat.

Dirk
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Old 07-19-2005, 06:52 AM   #8
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

  • your belt still comes untied after 5 mins of strenuous doing nothing
  • the pub can still win out over a Friday "fun" session
  • a is still for apple, not aikido
  • you still think hakama were invented to make simple techniques difficult
  • you still laugh at the "sheer agony" joke
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Old 07-19-2005, 09:47 AM   #9
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

After ten years your teacher says, "Well, that wasn't too terrible; maybe there's hope for you yet."
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:09 PM   #10
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

you still think your shodan is only a year away, even though you're a nanakyu...

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Old 07-19-2005, 07:59 PM   #11
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

You feel like a complete idiot every time you pick up a sword.
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Old 07-19-2005, 09:02 PM   #12
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

When you apply nikkyo to Sensei he doesn't budge. At all.
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Old 07-19-2005, 11:50 PM   #13
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

You still sometimes:

1. step out of the line of (THWACK!) attack TOO LATE.
2. fumble the grips when uke's arm is too big
3. have two left feet when dancing (aikido is supposed to help me dance better)
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:59 PM   #14
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

-you can't dodge bullets yet
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Old 07-21-2005, 12:41 PM   #15
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

If u are awaken in the middle of the night u can't recall 31 kata
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:49 PM   #16
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

Quote:
Emre Dikici wrote:
3. You have an inscription on your bokken "Sharp point towards enemy"

And, for some inexplicable reason, you have the same inscription on your jo - AND you still don't know why you're confused.......
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:43 PM   #17
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

you can't figure out which end of the jo goes up (yes, jo)

If there is no wind, row!
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:34 PM   #18
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

sorry, I didn't read the post above mine before posting.

If there is no wind, row!
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:56 PM   #19
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

You can still walk off the Mat
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Old 07-25-2005, 09:02 PM   #20
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

Quote:
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you can't figure out which end of the jo goes up (yes, jo)
There's an end that goes up??
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Old 07-25-2005, 09:14 PM   #21
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

no, thats the point (no pun intended)

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Old 07-28-2005, 09:18 PM   #22
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

you still walk around with your hands in your pockets.
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:26 AM   #23
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

Quote:
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you still walk around with your hands in your pockets.
Worse yet, you still walk around with your hands in the side vents of your hakama like it has pockets
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Old 07-31-2005, 01:43 PM   #24
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

there isnt a paramedic on standby
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Old 07-31-2005, 03:30 PM   #25
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Re: Top 10 SignsYou Haven't Done Enough Aiki

sensei's first day back from vacation. Sempai taught the last 3 classes. You arrive late and bow in and say to your sensei accidentely Onegaishimasu Sempai so everyone can hear you

I did this on thursday!

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