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Old 01-31-2006, 07:49 PM   #51
aikigirl10
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Re: Aikido Video Clips...Please Post

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James Smith wrote:
I didn't know black people did Aikido. Anyway heres a page with clips.

http://www.shodokanaikido.pwp.blueyo...do/videos.html

wow... all i can say is ... wow

(shakes head in disbelief)
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:05 PM   #52
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Re: Race and Aikido

i'm just sad he hasn't been back... i miss all of his flopping and twitching... kind of like watching a trainwreck...

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Old 01-31-2006, 09:10 PM   #53
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Re: Race and Aikido

Like the king said: "Don't be cruel."
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:07 AM   #54
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Re: Race and Aikido

"you have to be cruel to be kind in the right measure"... sorry can't remember the source!

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Old 02-01-2006, 08:13 AM   #55
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Re: Race and Aikido

where is james? they must have locked him in the dojo for the endless attutide adjusting randori!

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Old 02-01-2006, 05:46 PM   #56
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Re: Race and Aikido

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Jean de Rochefort wrote:
Okay. However, I think it has more to do with your sensitivity than his lack of.

I agree.

Yes I think James' comment about black people in aikido is very stupid to say the least, but i also get the impression that James is pretty young. I could definitely be wrong b/c i have no idea how old he is, but he seems young.

So, while his statement could definitely be portrayed as rude... it may not be his fault if that's all he's ever been taught.

If someone said " I didnt know Catholics did Aikido" (Catholics being somewhat of a minority, at least in my area of the country) Me, being Catholic, would probably just laugh because that person is obviously very sheltered and juvenile.

Ron, I understand how things like that can be irritating and insulting, and to me if it had come from an adult it would be, but sometimes (even with adults) you just have to shrug it off.
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Old 02-01-2006, 10:28 PM   #57
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(insert various catholic schoolgirl jokes here)... sorry paige... its just TOO easy... please don't beat me up now...

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Old 02-02-2006, 06:31 AM   #58
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Re: Race and Aikido

I couldn`t resist it.
Race in the dojo.
I am the only white guy in our yellow dojo, and I am embraced. I have to admit when I arrived I was concerned that race would be an issue, but I have been accepted with open arms and time has proved itself. Black, white yellow or green for that matter who cares. I have no comment on race in the dojo.We should really think about where the art that we love so much derived from, we should embrace race.Any shape or form. But in saying that no, we have no blacks here in our dojo, but we have only asian aside from myself. Some of my best friends are south african, my wife Japanese, my uncle Indian, race has never been an issue for me. We all live in the same world, and really it aint that large!

Before you drive or steer your vehicle, you must first start the engine, release the brake and find gear!
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:36 AM   #59
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true Mato-san... and getting smaller all the time...

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Old 02-02-2006, 09:02 AM   #60
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So, is the general consensus here that "James Smith" is a white guy?


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Old 02-02-2006, 10:45 AM   #61
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Re: Race and Aikido

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Paige Frazier wrote:
I could definitely be wrong b/c i have no idea how old he is, but he seems young.
My impression was that he was ~16, but then I read somewhere that he was 19.
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Old 02-02-2006, 11:20 AM   #62
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Re: Race and Aikido

The people who attacked me in the incident I referenced above were all between 15 and 19. It can be a dangerous age. I was about 15 myself at the time.

Best,
Ron (parents, start raising your children properly early. It get's to be too late, too soon)

Ron Tisdale
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Old 02-02-2006, 01:25 PM   #63
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Re: Race and Aikido

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Will Schutt wrote:
So, is the general consensus here that "James Smith" is a white guy?
LOL.

Quote:
Ron Tisdale wrote:
Not at all. It's a good point. Hey, I'm willing to learn, I just insist on good teachers...

Best,
Ron
Ha! I'll be stealing that one, for sure.

Don J. Modesto
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Old 02-03-2006, 08:55 AM   #64
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Re: Race and Aikido

The general (ie non-aikido) discussion on "Race" has been split off and moved here:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9750

The discussion on "Quoting" has been split off and moved here:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9751

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