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Old 05-09-2006, 05:13 PM   #101
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Just for the record ... I AM taking notes .... and addresses ..... and dude ..... something is SERIOUSLY wrong of your thinking about posture during sex!

*shakes head* ... I dunno ....

Dance your cares away .... worry for another day ... let the music play .... down in fraggle rock!

when bored ... do as I do. Poke a patient!
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:08 AM   #102
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

whats sex again emmsy???

some things are so dear and so precious you have to let them go
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:38 AM   #103
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

well karen I could give u very indepth deatils .... but its a family site

Dance your cares away .... worry for another day ... let the music play .... down in fraggle rock!

when bored ... do as I do. Poke a patient!
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Old 05-12-2006, 08:01 AM   #104
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

PM me it, i could use some of that kind of talk

"No matter your pretence, you are what you are and nothing more." - Kenshiro Abbe Shihan
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Old 05-15-2006, 05:10 AM   #105
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

steve ... u wicked tempter! ....
(of course I shall!)

Dance your cares away .... worry for another day ... let the music play .... down in fraggle rock!

when bored ... do as I do. Poke a patient!
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Old 06-07-2006, 01:33 PM   #106
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

After sixteen years out, declining the offers of back surgery, accepting middle age, and that you 'just can't do it anymore' - films of Hiroshi Akeda Shihan make you misty eyed.....you then act such a clutz in class you are jeered by the juvenile senior student, and you put up with it!

you tell yourself the dreams of what you'll do to him when you get your center back are just good training goals.

speaking of dreams - sometimes your mind is sorting stuff out when your silly 'thinking' brain is out of the way.

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Old 06-20-2006, 08:54 PM   #107
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
Jamie D. Ducusin wrote:
...You know you're a hardcore Aikidoka when:

- ...the Aikido dreams start.

- ...you find yourself with an irresistible urge to
bow every time you enter or exit a room.


- ...the smell of rancid sweat has become oddly
unnoticeable to you.


- ...you immediately stop what you're doing and sit
down whenever you hear someone clap their hands.

- ...you feel like doing Yonkyo anytime someone
reaches to give you a handshake.


- ...you no longer grip anything with your index
fingers.


- ...you wear athletic tape and/or Neoprene braces
so often, they're practically fashion accessories.

- You blurt out "Hai!" when you're asked to do something at home, or at work.

- You wonder how you would flip someone in an elevator.

- You don't just open a door -- you extend into it from your center.

- Missing practice makes you feel like a caged animal.

- A crowded sidewalk always means tai sabaki practice.

- You've tried doing mai ukemi down a hill -- or on cement.

- Sensei regularly slams the crap out of you.

- You actually want Sensei to slam the crap out of you.
Highlighted ones pertain to me especially...

Some additional ones for me:

- You cannot think of the future beyond the next grading.

- People think you're a little "spacey" because you're always thinking about Aikido.

- Your spouse threatens to leave because you're gone to practice, demos or camps so much.

- Coworkers don't think of you based upon your work or department but refer to you as the "Aikido guy".

That is all...
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:20 AM   #108
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

you skips your school so often just to go to dojo.

your teacher know where you go when you skip the school.

you go to school wearing your dogi
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:26 PM   #109
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You might be an Aikido addict if...

You are the original poster of this thread... and you still come back to check on it and add to the list.

(Not me, but it would be funny if it were true. )

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Old 06-24-2006, 09:19 AM   #110
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
John Boswell wrote:
You might be an Aikido addict if...

You are the original poster of this thread... and you still come back to check on it and add to the list. ....
Guilty as charged. And furthermore ....

You might be an Aikido addict if ....

... you are the original poster on this thread and you selected the "Instant e-mail notification" option under" subscriptions.

(Actually, I do that with every thread I'm following, but you get the idea. I guess I'm doomed.)
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:15 AM   #111
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You might be an Aikido addict if ....

* You clean your yard and take out the trash every morning wearing a hakama.

* more than 50% your laptop's hard drive consists of aikido videos

* every time someone attemts to tickle you, you try to counter it with a shiho nage

* you ask your friends to be your uke every chance you get

* you feel you are holding a bokken every time you have an umbrella

* you feel you're japanese and that you've descended from samurai even though you were born near the equator...


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Old 06-29-2006, 04:04 AM   #112
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
Jamie D. Ducusin wrote:
Heh --- this is a lot like a little thing I posted to my AikiBlog not that long ago (my Sensei's contribution follows). I've removed the dojo-specific references, however...
---

This came about when, on my break at work yesterday, I
looked down and realized that I was walking around
holding my wallet and water bottle like I was gripping
a bokken. :-P

You know you're a hardcore Aikidoka when:

- ...the Aikido dreams start.

- ...you find yourself with an irresistible urge to
bow every time you enter or exit a room.

- ...the smell of rancid sweat has become oddly
unnoticeable to you.

- ...you immediately stop what you're doing and sit
down whenever you hear someone clap their hands.


- ...you feel like doing Yonkyo anytime someone
reaches to give you a handshake.

- ...you no longer grip anything with your index
fingers.


- ...you wear athletic tape and/or Neoprene braces
so often, they're practically fashion accessories.


- You blurt out "Hai!" when you're asked to do something at home, or at work.

- You wonder how you would flip someone in an elevator.

- You don't just open a door -- you extend into it from your center.

- Missing practice makes you feel like a caged animal.

- A crowded sidewalk always means tai sabaki practice.

- You've tried doing mai ukemi down a hill -- or on cement.

- Sensei regularly slams the bleep out of you.

- You actually want Sensei to slam the bleep out of you.
This is a great list. ...the dreams start really resonates with me. It is so well crafted/worded. As a new aikidoka, I was surprised when the dreams started, and they continue! ; ) Kudos Jamie. My addition to the list is ...you no longer wear any kind of jewelry as you go to class so often. It's freeing really.

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Old 07-03-2006, 01:24 PM   #113
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You feel that changing the day of your birthday party so you can attend class is a good idea.

I did and didn't get to go to class because I was ill and I was more annoyed because I had to miss class than because I was ill on my birthday
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:29 PM   #114
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You might be an addict if.... Your wife and kids don't come near you anymore for fear of a spontaneous aikido class!!!!!

You might be an addict if.... While sleeping in bed with your wife, she finds herself in submitted positions, becuase she accidentally entered into your maai!!!

Last one!

You might be an addict if... You took an extra day off work to watch and download aikido clips, and post threads!!!!!!
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:59 PM   #115
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

downloaded/watched aikido clips, and post threads!!!!!! while at work

I put my right foot in, I put my left foot out, I do the Aikipokey and throw you all about
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Old 07-15-2006, 12:03 AM   #116
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
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- If you reply to controversy with "Oh yeah, Grab my wrist!!!"
- See a big hall and make decide forward rolls would get you through it quicker.
- "Chew your food with your center" -- Gotta give Bozz props for this one..

OMFG!!! I love the grab my wrist one.
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:17 AM   #117
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You steal the family's new deck for your private dojo.

Roy Klein wrote "Hi people!
My family built a huge wooden deck at our back yard, and to me it looks like a huge potential private dojo."

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10654
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:56 AM   #118
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

I'm not alone!!!!! i'm not alone!!!

you're an aikido addicted if..
1. there's no other known compliment as bow.
2. whenever someone tells to do something you answer "Hai!"
3. you skip so much school for Aikido classes that teachers already know where you are
4. you're best friends are from Aikido
5. you just go out with aikido people
6. your other half does AIkido (now tell me isn't it almost crucial?)
7. you're always trying to put family in the dojo
8. you wanted to cover the floor with mat
9. if you continue with this post you would feel yourself too much alienated... yeah... better not to think!!!

i'm a regular and not twisted person I am!!!

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Old 07-17-2006, 07:58 AM   #119
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
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You feel that changing the day of your birthday party so you can attend class is a good idea.

I did and didn't get to go to class because I was ill and I was more annoyed because I had to miss class than because I was ill on my birthday
yeah... and also skip birthday party for a seminar (great one indeed ) ....
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:01 AM   #120
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
Martha Kops wrote:
My addition to the list is ...you no longer wear any kind of jewelry as you go to class so often. It's freeing really.
oh gosh...


i also began to to wear it because of aikido... always forget the ring (engamment) inside the aikido bag... DAMN
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:45 AM   #121
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
Aline Filipe wrote:
I'm not alone!!!!! i'm not alone!!!
No, we're everywhere.

Quote:
you're an aikido addicted if .... you're always trying to put family in the dojo....
This, to me, is on the fine line between merely being an Aikido Addict and an Aikido Pusher. I believe I am also straddling that line. Because of the new addition to the list:

You might be an Aikido Addict if ....

.... you are always loaning books, DVDs, and videos on Aikido to your Kali instructor, regardless of whether he's asked for them, and he hasn't. But he reads them! (Wonder when he'll be done with Secrets of Aikido?)

Quote:
.... i'm a regular and not twisted person I am!!!

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Well, not until you're uke you're not twisted.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:20 PM   #122
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
Aline Filipe wrote:
I'm not alone!!!!! i'm not alone!!!

you're an aikido addicted if..
1. there's no other known compliment as bow.
2. whenever someone tells to do something you answer "Hai!"
3. you skip so much school for Aikido classes that teachers already know where you are
4. you're best friends are from Aikido
5. you just go out with aikido people
6. your other half does AIkido (now tell me isn't it almost crucial?)
7. you're always trying to put family in the dojo
8. you wanted to cover the floor with mat
9. if you continue with this post you would feel yourself too much alienated... yeah... better not to think!!!

i'm a regular and not twisted person I am!!!

hugs
Aline
Number 8 is me all day long.... Doesn't the soft, yet firmness of good tatami just feel good to your feet????

I want an entire room of my house laid with tatami... Ah heck might as well just build a dojo in the house, never know when the fellas might drop by.
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:02 AM   #123
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
Michael Gallagher wrote:
No, we're everywhere.
ahhhh i'm reliefed !! you know the feeling of not to be understood by people that want me to be out of the tatami!! HELP ME!!! god damnit i think is the tatami... can it be an addiction??? hum.... smells like.....



Quote:
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Well, not until you're uke you're not twisted.
I KNEW IT!!!

hum.. but.. i'm sometimes uke... DAMN!

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Old 07-18-2006, 07:08 AM   #124
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Quote:
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I want an entire room of my house laid with tatami... Ah heck might as well just build a dojo in the house, never know when the fellas might drop by.

yeah i know the feeling!!! do you also sleep with your boken? better be safe... well i rather prefer to be surprised let them come!!! eheheheheh

gosh now that i come to think about..there was one day that i was alone at home and i heard some noise in the backwards. some REAL NOISE! i was so scrared that i picked my tanto and went alone to discover the danger... i haven't seen a thing of course propably the wind... Panic is sure a bad thing...

see??? have to practice a lot more.. i was out of control!!!! WORK WORK WORK!!!!

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Old 07-18-2006, 11:41 AM   #125
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

... making ki/key jokes is second nature to you.

... you just scolled through this whole thread to make sure you hadn't already posted that.

... you originated this thread
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