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#331331 - 03/31/07 02:53 PM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: Shawn Sinn]
oldcoach Offline

Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 130
Well, if it gets and keeps their attention as well as their retention, it could be a good idea. BTW, there's a book by the name of "The Dharma Of Star Wars" which is a pretty good read.

Sounds like it's just a book that was hurriedly rushed out to exploit the popularity of Star Wars, I know, but it's actually quite a unique approach to the exposition of Buddhist beliefs.

Amazon's page (where else)

#331332 - 04/01/07 03:13 PM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: oldcoach]
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Its obvious that Martial Arts and Buddhism where a huge influence on Star Wars in general.

Master Yoda would have been a great sensei, provided he was real. However, the ideas behind him were, and they were solid ideas and priciples found in MA to this day. Why not use him to relate those ideas. To be effective in teaching or learning there must be effective communication.
"When I let Go of who I am, I become who I might be."
Lao Tzu

#331333 - 04/01/07 03:59 PM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: Shawn Sinn]
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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.

Was he serious or joking? That goes a long way toward our opinion on this. If he was being funny, then heck yeah, Yoda-Sensei *is* funny . . .although considering Yoda's rules of grammar perhaps Sensei Yoda it should be


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

Look, if someone's running around actually thinking a puppet is a sensei, then yeah, we have a problem. And a job for the men in white coats. But like I said, if it's just joking around, that's cool with me.
"Belt mean no need rope hold up pants" - Mr. Miyagi, RIP.

#331334 - 04/10/07 03:16 PM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: shadowkahn]
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 96
Loc: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Ever noticed Yoda's broken English is subject-object-verb. Just like Japanese. His asiatic speech patterns are by design according to Lucas. My Sensei in Okinawa sounds like a coarser Yoda with a deeper voice (and a lot of Johnny Walder Red).

Should he be quoted in class? no

#331335 - 04/29/07 08:30 PM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: matchhead_jack]
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Registered: 05/03/05
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Ok, you got one up on the Resident Forum Smart Alek. I never noticed that Yoda's speech pattern resembled the Japanese speech pattern, and I've studied Japanese.

#331336 - 05/08/07 03:40 PM Re: Yoda Sensei [Re: Bushi_no_ki]
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Loc: Jonesboro, Arkansas
domo arigato

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