FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 26 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
SenseiGregT, sagat, JFawkes, pluckysaga39, sgtdemeo
22911 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Dobbersky 5
AndyLA 5
Ed_Morris 4
futsaowingchun 3
ergees 3
September
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
New Topics
2014 World Championships Chelyabinsk: The Gallery
by ergees
09/01/14 03:51 AM
Biu Tzu- Snake hand strike
by futsaowingchun
08/27/14 09:02 PM
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
08/20/14 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
Chi Sao demonstration
by futsaowingchun
08/14/14 10:57 PM
Decent Fight channel
by FrankyFruits
08/07/14 09:19 PM
2014 European Championships Cadets Athens: Videos
by ergees
08/07/14 10:00 AM
Life goes on....
by Dobbersky
08/07/14 05:59 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by Dobbersky
07/10/14 07:14 AM
Recent Posts
2014 World Championships Chelyabinsk: The Gallery
by ergees
09/01/14 03:51 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Zombie Zero
08/29/14 10:50 PM
mindfullness meditation
by log1call
08/28/14 02:39 AM
Biu Tzu- Snake hand strike
by futsaowingchun
08/27/14 09:02 PM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Ed_Morris
08/26/14 09:58 PM
The Karate punch
by Ed_Morris
08/26/14 09:27 PM
Chum Kiu 2nd section applications
by futsaowingchun
08/20/14 09:54 PM
2013 World Championship Rio: The Gallery (HD)
by ergees
08/19/14 05:22 AM
attacked from behind
by AndyLA
08/16/14 04:59 PM
ITF TaeKwonDo or Shotokan Karate????
by VDJ
08/15/14 05:46 PM
Forum Stats
22911 Members
36 Forums
35573 Topics
432484 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#125641 - 04/10/03 03:24 PM what's the worst thing done/ told to you on the tatami?
raccoon Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 848
Loc: Victoria BC Canada
What’s the worst that had happened to you on the aikido tatami? What’s the wrathiest feat you’ve witness on the aikido mats?

Of most Japanese men I’ve studied with, they won’t hesitate for a nanosecond before they smack you on the head and call you “aho”/ “baka” (stupid). The same is observed in sensei in karate, kobudo, kendo, iaido, jujitsu, and even sushi chief (yes, I am learning sushi…)

However, I’ve yet to see anything like that on the aikido mats. Does that make them softer? I don’t know. Kawahara shihan is one of the wrathiest man I’ve ever live to train with. I almost wanted to cry when he grabbed me to show my partner how to properly ni-kyo…

I just thought this is interesting observation. Sensei in budo are supposed to guide and maybe push their students (I think), but I see that this (pushing student) is done very differently in aikido. For those of you who cross train, any thoughts?

-raccoon

P.S. I just want to vent off my frustrations and maybe embarrassment. I got send home early last night from karate practice, because I was tired and had no kime, I also wasn’t kiaiing. I got clobbered on the head and told “no good. If no focus, no kiai, better no come. Go home. Bye bye”.

Most of the time, I go to aikido practice half dead from school/work and possibly karate. I never got told that. I am so hurt! ;_;

Top
#125642 - 04/11/03 01:17 AM Re: what's the worst thing done/ told to you on the tatami?
senseilou Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 10/14/02
Posts: 2082
Loc: Glendale, Az.
I am a Sandan-you are sh*t-that is what I was told when asked how come this person could do things so easy that were difficult for me. Nice dojo atmosphere huh? In the same dojo I saw an assistant instructor, Sandan, get stabbed in the butt and all he did was laugh about it. He was stuck by a white belt, shame shame. In this same school, advance student would tell you watch my wrist-don't twist too hard, watch my elbow, don't hit it too hard. Then you would go easy and they would wiggle out or walk away from you saying your technique sucked.
Yea, venting, its a good thing, but we need to learn from it.Learning may be leaving the dojo, and moving on, which uis exactly what I did.

Top
#125643 - 04/11/03 04:46 PM Re: what's the worst thing done/ told to you on the tatami?
Cato Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/13/02
Posts: 1636
I don't think I've ever had any memorably bad things happen to me on the tatami, nor any particularly funny things either. Sorry. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/frown.gif[/IMG]

Top
#125644 - 04/12/03 05:25 AM Re: what's the worst thing done/ told to you on the tatami?
raccoon Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 848
Loc: Victoria BC Canada
This has to be the first time I see anyone using a sad face while grieving the lack of bad experiences...

Top
#125645 - 04/13/03 04:58 AM Re: what's the worst thing done/ told to you on the tatami?
Cato Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/13/02
Posts: 1636
All experiences are good, even if they're bad ones [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/confused.gif[/IMG]

What's the expression - If it doesn't break you, it makes you stronger.

Top


Moderator:  Ames, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.

Koryu.com
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.

 

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga