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Old 01-01-2009, 03:35 AM   #376
Teena Inayan
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

...if you practice 5 times a week aikido and train other martial arts on saturdays and sundays to incorporate with aikido...
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:08 AM   #377
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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...if you practice 5 times a week aikido and train other martial arts on saturdays and sundays to incorporate with aikido...
Hmmm, I do Aikido only once a week and the other arts the other days, so maybe there's hope for me yet.

You might be an Aikido addict if ....

.... you creep along lousy roads at 25 to 30 MPH in and out of Lake Effect snow to get to Etsunen Keiko.

BTW, Happy New Year!

"I am not a big fat panda. I am the big fat panda." --Po, Kung Fu Panda
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:26 AM   #378
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

.... if you've just read all 16 pages of this thread for the third time while desperately waiting for an email from a potential guest dojo.....

..... if those dojos you wrote to, or rather begged on knees to let you train with them for 2 months, are all a 1-2 hours drive from your home town..... and you HATE driving.....

..... if you yearn for lecture time to start again even though it will only at the end of April, because then you can go to university sports Aikido again.....

.... if your withdrawal symptoms get so bad you actually try ushiro ukemi in your 10 square-meters-"large" room.... (poor door - poor feet - poor neighbours...)
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:07 AM   #379
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You might be an addict if...

Your motto is "Aikido is my boyfriend" and you've seriously thought about making a t-shirt that says that.
Sensei and other members refer to you as a dojo rat.
When you go to the club you find new ways to bring ikkyo into your dance moves.
You've named your friends after aikido techniques "kotogeshi dave"
You go through aikido withdrawls worse than a heroin addict. (so itchy...)
You schedule dates and family functions around your aikido training
You went to a friends dojo, and after you were done training drove back to your dojo for more training.
When they finally throw you into the padded room with a straight jacket all you can think of is how cool it would be if they made a straight jacket hakama.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:34 AM   #380
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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You're thrilled because somebody gives you and your wife a pair of bokken with your names on them as a wedding gift.
ok I now envy you.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:40 PM   #381
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Ok, this is just too much fun...

How 'bout:

When you sneeze, you say "I-chi!" instead of "A-choo!"

You kiai when you're chopping vegetables.

You bow and say "Osu!" to the WalMart greeter.

When you get up in the morning, you put on your dogi (and sometimes a little red cape) instead of your bath robe.

You stand in kamae when you are waiting for the elevator.

For the rest of them (and some other aiki-goofy stuff) you'll have to visit me on my site...

Keep laughing,

Kevin
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:16 PM   #382
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

...if you start hearing aikido-related words in the conversations of people around you, e.g. ikkyo waza, yonkyo, randori, sensei etc. people who you KNOW can't possibly be actually talking about aikido
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:12 PM   #383
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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This should be fun

You might be an aikido addict if your wife holds your hand and you think how can I get ikkyu from here

You might be an aikido addict if you wear your hakama to work.
haha, im gonna try the ikkyu one on my boyfriend....

now, for the work one, lol, id pay to see that.....

-Daniela
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:13 AM   #384
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

... you keep twitching your hands into the tegatanna position instead of just letting them hang. Even while walking around DC on vacation.

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Old 03-19-2009, 07:50 AM   #385
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You take the seats out of your mini-van so you can haul your mats around.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:10 PM   #386
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You have to resist the urge to suddenly do tenkan while walking in public.

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Old 03-19-2009, 09:55 PM   #387
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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You take the seats out of your mini-van so you can haul your mats around.
OR you ware out the seat of your pants on your mats and then haul around in a mini van.
Soccer mom/aikido queen

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:49 AM   #388
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You have to resist the urge to suddenly do tenkan while walking in public.
... you routinely do irmi tenkan to close the garage door behind you.

... you use irimi tenkan if your dog gets you tangled in her leash while taking her out -- she goes around behind you and you go with it.

... you know it's irimi tenkan

... you didn't think about this until you read Rafael's post.

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Old 03-26-2009, 05:01 PM   #389
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You might be an aikido addict if you have ever tossed your wife or significant other in to bed with koshinage.

And he/s replies "again? yer so predictable"

dang! I knew I should have use kaiten nage
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:37 AM   #390
Josh Astridge
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

If you had a 'what I'd do if..' technique for each person that walks past you in town, thus being 'prepared' for anything that might happen.

and of course,
as has been said many times,
walking past a hot girl (or guy) and thinking
'damn imagine their ukemi..'
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:24 PM   #391
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

... you have a 90 minute massage scheduled, to help you get over an injured shoulder, but you kinda sorta really wish you were free to go to Aikido instead.

Oh well, I'll just have to tough it out...

Linda

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Old 06-09-2009, 07:14 AM   #392
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

....

While watching a prospective buyer fall off your horse your first thought is .. "boy their Ukemi needs work"....

While trimming hooves you begin to notice the Tenkan and Irimi and occasional joint locks you are using (on the horse) in the process....

True stories....
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:59 PM   #393
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

1.After loosing your job you cut off your cell phone to make sure you can afford aikido.
2. Sunday morning 7:00 AM the dog takes your place in bed because you are up and off to the dojo.
3. Upon taking the garbage can down the drive way you are figuring the center point.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:23 AM   #394
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

I do that with the grocery cart.

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Old 08-20-2009, 09:01 AM   #395
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

...Every time you hear someone clap their hands you have to fight the urge to get in seiza......happened to me at work last night.

You arrive at work only to realize you are not on the schedule that night and instead of being annoyed by the schedule change you are excited because it means you get an extra day to train at the dojo.

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Old 09-08-2009, 01:03 PM   #396
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You're walking home at 4 am, get pulled over by police who demand to know why you're soaked with sweat and carrying a "big wooden stick"

And they end up struggling to get away from you because you won't stop ranting about how amazing Aikido is.

And then you feel sad because they wouldn't stay and chat to you about martial arts.

Even the police can't handle the bane that is Aikido addiction :'(
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:03 PM   #397
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You used to wear your bathrobe right over left, for years, but now you just can't.

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Old 09-09-2009, 07:48 AM   #398
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

.... every time you hear someone clap their hands you have to fight the overwhelming urge to drop to your knees.....
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:31 PM   #399
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

... when walking alone at night you carry things in your left hand to keep your right hand (or reverse, if you're better with your left hand) free.

"Never escalate a battle unless forced to do so by your enemy" - Zordon
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:26 PM   #400
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

...Abandoned your life and moved to Japan so you could train twice a day at honbu...
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