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#331321 - 03/28/07 03:44 PM Yoda Sensei
Shawn Sinn Offline
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I was recently at an Aikido workshop, and this master ,whom was teaching, quoated a "Yoda Sensei". Then to make sure we knew who he was talking about, he confirms that Yoda is the same Yoda in Star Wars. Then he proceeds with a short bit on the wisdom the muppet has for the martial arts.

I am curious on what others think about this. Should us Martial Artist refer to the Yoda muppet as Sensei? Does Yoda have much to teach us Martial Artists.

Any thoughts?

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#331322 - 03/28/07 04:06 PM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: Shawn Sinn]
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Quote:

Should us Martial Artist refer to the Yoda muppet as Sensei?




Only when we tire of being taken seriously.

What's next?
Lieutenant Mickey Mouse?
Governor Kermit?
Archbishop Q*Bert?

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#331323 - 03/28/07 04:12 PM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: Shawn Sinn]
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No. I don't really agree with giving a muppet the title of sensei, unless the guy was CLEARLY joking. I don't neccessarily have a problem with using fictional characters to make a point, but I won't be referring to "soke V for Vendetta".
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#331324 - 03/28/07 04:40 PM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: Shawn Sinn]
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I assume you mean the wisdom of Yoda's words? written by George Lucas, inspired by 'Four noble truths' of Buddhist teachings, and as spoken by kermit the frog?

Lucas a sensei? sure, I'd say he has alot to teach.

kermit? nah, he's just happy being green.

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#331325 - 03/28/07 06:40 PM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: Ed_Morris]
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I'd have to agree with Matt I'm sure they where joking, if you can't have fun in your MA why go? you and your sensei SHOULD be able to share jokes.
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#331326 - 03/29/07 04:45 AM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: Shawn Sinn]
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Depends if he starts selling Sensei Yoda gi's.

Actually, he shouldn't have referred to Yoda as 'Sensei'. Yoda's title is "Master Yoda".

I don't see a problem with making philosophy accessible through figures like Yoda, Gandalf or Mr Miyagi if it helps the student to relate things to their own life experience.

Problem is there are enough people who REALLY take Yoda seriously as a master.

I doubt your teacher was being deadly serious.
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#331327 - 03/29/07 09:26 AM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: trevek]
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I find that people who are extremely capable, have the ability to seriously appreciate humor.

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I doubt your teacher was being deadly serious.



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#331328 - 03/29/07 10:43 AM Yoda Sensei [Re: Shawn Sinn]
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Hello Shawn Sinn:

MASTER Yoda as Trevik said...

Ancient, taught thousands, shared his art his entire lifetime... Millenium to hear it told. A bone-fide Master (the genuine kind)...IMHO.

Master Yoda hummmmmmmmmmmmngh <Jeff's impersonation of Yoda's voice> . The answer to your question is yes... his "wisdom" is a compilation of ancient philosophies across the spectrum... and uses his powers for the forces of good...

I study his way and hopefully will learn to laugh...

Jeff

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#331329 - 03/30/07 10:40 AM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: harlan]
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I find that people who are extremely capable, have the ability to seriously appreciate humor.




Probably cos they know nobody will argue with them.
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#331330 - 03/30/07 10:57 PM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: Shawn Sinn]
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Mimes...Trekies which should I shoot first?

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