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Old 09-12-2006, 11:17 AM   #151
Eric Webber
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You consider a suede covered shinai a "covered dish" and bring it to picnics.
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Old 12-09-2006, 12:21 AM   #152
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

... you are bummed out by the fact that you have gone more than a week without going to Aikido class.

... you started this thread and post a message just to bump it.
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:08 PM   #153
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

you stand in kamae every chance you get. you lean your shoulder over and attempt to do a breakfall on concrete. You end every argument with "Alright, just grab my wrist"
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:44 AM   #154
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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.... You commonly walk in shikko at home or work to get from one place to another without standing up ....
I'm not that far gone yet, however ....

You might be an Aikido addict if ....

.... you walk in shikko during kali class and you don't realize you're doing it until you've already gone two steps. We were setting up to do leg locks, and I just refelxively used it to get over to my partner!

.... you started this thread.

... you reread the thread from the beginning at 1:43 AM when most sane people have long since gone to bed.
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Old 12-10-2006, 06:04 PM   #155
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

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

I do this at yoga. Always funny for the instuctor, especially when I bow after she offers a correction.
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:15 PM   #156
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

OK I've done or am doing these very things, guess I'm an aikido addict -Kim

[quote=Jamie D. Ducusin]

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.

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

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

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

- 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.
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:27 PM   #157
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HA HA HA HA!! that is me described to a T, the other day my boss asked me to do something, i responded with a "Hai!" anda quick bow..much to her puzzlement.
I have been known to do this! also friends who know I practice aikido (but don't themselves) have learned that like pavlov's dogs all they need do is let out a kiai, followed by "seiza please" and I will stop whatever i'm doing, bow and drop to seiza. They think it's funny and use me as a parlor trick at parties! Oh the shame of it. -Kim
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:05 PM   #158
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Lol I have a facebook group that is just like this

Group Info Name: AA (Aikiholics anonymous)
Type: Sports & Recreation - Martial Arts
Description: This is a support group for people who find themselves addicted to Aikido. You may be suffering (or enjoying) an Aikido addiction if you answer yes to one or more of the following:

You do 3-4 loads of white laundry per week

You especially buy white clothing and towels so you can have a full load when you wash your gi

You pay membership at two different dojos

You consider the people at your home dojo your real family

You have more pictures on your wall from aikido than parties and vacations

Your plans for spring break include visiting other dojos

An ideal birthday includes an Aikido seminar

Minor bruises are such a natural occurrence your friends think they are birthmarks

You were called into your counselor's office in high school because she attributed your black eye to an abusive relationship

You spend more time on Aikido than you do sleeping

You don't complain about not having a life, you just think that going to Aikido every night is a perfectly suitable one.

You think wooden weapons make the best Christmas presents

You use duck tape to mend everything (cuts, sprains, ripped clothing)

You tell jokes that usually include the line "grab my wrist buddy"

You think the best hugs end in somebody falling down

You think the 15 minutes between classes is for practicing MORE Aikido

You sometimes look really stupid in public because you accidentally bow when talking to someone

You entertain your friends by taking forward rolls on concrete

You dust the kamiza in the dojo more than you dust in your own room

You are constantly tempted to throw your boyfriend/girlfriend into a sweet kotagaeshi break fall when you are holding hands

You sit in seza all the time because it is now comfortable

You knee walk instead of bending over

When making a decision your first thought is, what would Ueshiba do?

You're day isn't complete if you can stand up at the end of it

The harder you're beaten, the more you know you're loved

You hold hands with sweaty old men every night

You wear your gi pants around the house because they're so damn comfortable

You get really mad at jackets when the lapel buttons with the right side on top

If nobody can tell you are limping because something is screwed up on both sides of your body

You think it's funny to gross your friends out with your swollen appendages.

Every night you practice "beer waza" or "fooditachi"
(this one was added by the older members of Aikido of N CO because I'm not old enough to practice beer waza just yet)

You are pretty much freaking awesome because Aikido is the bomb!!!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:16 PM   #159
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

And a few that really just pertain to me:

You are mad at finals for interfering with your Aikido practice.

You use Aikido principles to survive in mosh pits.

You think your hakama makes your butt look big.

In class instead of doodling pot leaves and beer kegs on notebooks you doodle kanji
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:18 PM   #160
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oh and you read this thread instead of studying for your sociology final that starts in aghghghghgh 10 minutes
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:55 PM   #161
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
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Your plans for spring break include visiting other dojos
Bring it on!!
Quote:
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You think wooden weapons make the best Christmas presents
Yup. Suburito last Christmas.
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You are constantly tempted to throw your boyfriend/girlfriend into a sweet kotagaeshi break fall when you are holding hands
Strangely enough, my wife (who was my girlfriend at the time) threw me with a koshinage... out of nowhere... when we were supposed to be playing soccer... in front of my family... My WHOLE family! At least a hundred people were present at my family reunion. I think I've been teaching her too much.

"The only difference between Congress and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors spend their own money." -Tom Feeney, representative from Florida
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:05 PM   #162
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Strangely enough, my wife (who was my girlfriend at the time) threw me with a koshinage... out of nowhere... when we were supposed to be playing soccer... in front of my family... My WHOLE family! At least a hundred people were present at my family reunion. I think I've been teaching her too much.

Not a funny as when I did a diving forward roll through the arms of the captain of my high school's football team when we were playing capture the flag.
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Old 12-19-2006, 01:11 PM   #163
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Your seriously addicted to Aikido when you pulverize a picture of O'Sensei, mix it with a little water, heat the mixture on a spoon, Draw the warm mixture up into a syringe, tie a rubber cord around your upper arm and inject the mixture into main vein protruding on the inside of your elbow.

Outside of that enjoy the practice!

marc abrams
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:02 PM   #164
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

You start your own dojo just so you have more time to train.

Of course, it doesn't actually work out that way...

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Old 12-23-2006, 08:35 AM   #165
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You go to give blood, and when you pull up your sleeves, the Red Cross phlebotomist visibly recoils at the sight of the bruises on your wrists, hands, and arms. (I bruise very easily and had just trained hard.) She then procedes to ask probing questions of the, "Do you have an abusive boyfriend?" slant.
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Old 12-25-2006, 10:15 AM   #166
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During the Colorado Holliday Dig-out you snow shoed for an hour to get to the dojo only to find a note on the door saying classes were cancelled.
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Old 12-26-2006, 05:36 AM   #167
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Re: You might be an Aikido addict if ....

Quote:
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During the Colorado Holliday Dig-out you snow shoed for an hour to get to the dojo only to find a note on the door saying classes were cancelled.
That would be a YES I'm thinking

Grab my arm.....The other arm.....MY other arm
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:48 PM   #168
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1. Someone says "Man I can't help but enjoy throwing your butt around!" ... and you take it as a compliment!

If said person is NOT a fellow student... get help now!

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 12-29-2006, 01:13 AM   #169
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During the Colorado Holliday Dig-out you snow shoed for an hour to get to the dojo only to find a note on the door saying classes were cancelled.
I would have thought that the True Addicts would find the Dojo ready for training as usual...
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:57 PM   #170
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.... you are bummed out that you lingering Christmas Cold is preveting you from going to he NewYear's Eve class.
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:01 AM   #171
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Quote:
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Your seriously addicted to Aikido when you pulverize a picture of O'Sensei, mix it with a little water, heat the mixture on a spoon, Draw the warm mixture up into a syringe, tie a rubber cord around your upper arm and inject the mixture into main vein protruding on the inside of your elbow.
Is that done omote or ura?

A secret of internal strength?:
"Let your weight from the crotch area BE in his hands."
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:44 AM   #172
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Is that done omote or ura?
Both ways on both sides, of course!
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:32 AM   #173
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You are an Aikido addict if you think best shape for you is 'round' because that gives you best balance around your center of gravity when moving.
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:19 PM   #174
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I'm working on 'round'. Please don't tell me I'm eating all those cakes for nothing!

Grab my arm.....The other arm.....MY other arm
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:21 AM   #175
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Quote:
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I'm working on 'round'. Please don't tell me I'm eating all those cakes for nothing!
this may explain why my belt seems to be getting shorter

Success is having what you want. Happiness is wanting what you have.
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