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#389650 - 04/09/08 02:33 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: tkd_high_green]
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Registered: 10/13/06
Posts: 427
Loc: Fallon, Nevada
Only one person can swing a sword at a time, everyone else has to wait outside.

The real reason they stopped fighting when their scabbards touched each other, every time you turn or take a step.

Doing syncronized line kata you put your sword away, look down and find you had resheathed into your classmate's scabbard.

The whistling of the swords are deafening in the tiny space.
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#389651 - 04/09/08 12:10 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: JoshuaMonjin]
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Quote:

Doing syncronized line kata you put your sword away, look down and find you had resheathed into your classmate's scabbard.




LOL
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#389652 - 04/09/08 08:56 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: MattJ]
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 6768
it's a small dojo when...

- 'full contact' means your back hitting a wall.

- makiwara's are mounted on the ceiling.

- the ambient temperature of the dojo jumps up 10 degrees during the first 5 minutes of stretching.

- speed-bag is mounted on the floor.

- When your sensei tells you to 'think outside the box', it means leave and practice on your own.

- when you do pull-ups, you have a clear view of outside.

- you throw a punch and the first point of contact is your elbow.

- when judging distance for a muay thai knee-kick, you have to look up first.

- on the syllabus, is any of the following:
* "1/2-step kumite"
* "jump-kick simulation"
* "sprawl" is crossed out.

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#389653 - 04/10/08 10:53 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ed_Morris]
Ronin1966 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 3113
Loc: East Coast, United States
You know you're in a small dojo when:

You have to clean up the remains of the flower arrangement class, from the month before you are able to practice.

You bow to the teacher, and you are them!

Enrollment is so low the teacher changes and nobody knew it?!

The class is so small that DINNER is suggested in place of training!

Jeff

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#389654 - 04/10/08 12:57 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ronin1966]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
You know you're in a small dojo when you're 'it' for conditioning/kote kitae

http://www.sudburymma.com/media/kotekite.wmv

sample FA.com thread

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#389655 - 04/10/08 02:15 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ronin1966]
Tashigae Offline
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Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 690
Loc: Samarobriva, Gallia
You know you're in a small dojo when:

-You bow before entering the dojo not because of etiquette but because there simply isn't enough room inside to stand upstraight.

-Horse-stance isn't an exercise but a necessity.

-In order to save space, the kamiza and the weapons-racks are just painted on the walls.

-If the dojo's walls weren't insulated, the room would be 25% bigger.

-When the sensei chose a calligraphy to adorn the kamiza, the main criterium he was concerned with was the thickness of the paper it was painted on.

-Prior to working on throws, you've been taught how to breakfall on a vertical surface.

-When doing kata, table-knives are used as training substitutes for swords.

-When doing kata, chopsticks are used as training substitutes for staves.

-There's only one place in the dojo where you can practice the kiri-otoshi cut, that's the place where a slit has been made in the ceiling for that purpose.

-For the final salute, the students and the sensei don't bow at the same time lest they would hit each other's head.

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Can't beat Oldman, but here's a picture of a dojo where I used to train three years ago. I think that was a pretty small dojo.

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#389656 - 05/11/08 08:01 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: MattJ]
kung_fu_eyes Offline
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Registered: 05/06/07
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Loc: West Midlands, UK
Overweight people are not allowed to join
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#389657 - 05/11/08 01:04 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: kung_fu_eyes]
creative Offline
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Registered: 04/26/04
Posts: 401
Loc: UK
The three inch and one inch punch are considered long range techniques
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#389658 - 05/12/08 10:02 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ronin1966]
Ronin1966 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 3113
Loc: East Coast, United States
You know its a really small dojo when you can identify the previous student by the body odor they left behind...



Jeff

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#389659 - 05/12/08 09:11 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ronin1966]
student_of_life Offline
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Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 1032
Loc: Newfoundland, Canada
when your sparing with a friend, and his best defence against my high kicks is the puddle of sweat he left on the floor for me to slip on. nothing has ever been so embarising and funny at the same time.
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