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#389680 - 10/04/08 04:37 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: tkd_high_green]
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Registered: 01/24/08
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Your sensei decided he would draw some nice big japanese calligraphy on the dojo wall. But what you don't know is that he ran out of room and the wall actually only says "kyokush"
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#389681 - 10/28/08 10:53 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ironfoot]
martialartspeon Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
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Quote:

Its a small dojo when your teacher closes the door tightly to protect the identity/modesty of his lady "friend" from the night before.




Sounds like my kind of place!
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#389682 - 04/14/09 11:30 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: oldman]
iaibear Offline
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Registered: 08/24/05
Posts: 1304
Loc: upstate New York
<< Can any of you math wizzes estimate square feet. >>

I came is late. Did anyone ever answer this? I figure the blue squares total @ twenty-five and a half square feet.

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#389683 - 04/14/09 05:29 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: iaibear]
iaibear Offline
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Registered: 08/24/05
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Loc: upstate New York
Second guess = 266 2/3 sq ft

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#389684 - 04/16/09 04:30 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 326
Loc: The Matrix, Serif is Teacher
Hi,

You know your in a small Aiki Dojo when...

*the peanut gallery's guest has to move so you may wait to be recognized and allowed on The mat when late.

*part of any tenkan technique requires you to look behind and around before the throw, oblivious to uke.

*the Master finds the office 'Occupied' and grabs some air-freshener

You know your in a small Dojo when

*sparring, the corner judges are in the corners of the room and you know the Ring Master had an Italian sub before class.

*new students, after learning how/when and where to bow also learn that the first student gets to wear The Gi Top, second gets The Gi pant and last must wash them at home.

*the yellow pages charge per letter and that is how the school was named "The Doj"

*the 16 oz gloves leave a lasting stench on your hands that only Acetone can remove

-Karl. I Love all the posts, can they be compiled into one form to copy and print???
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#389685 - 04/22/09 12:47 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: iaibear]
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Registered: 11/04/05
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I guessed wrong on the first page. each square is 7.1 sq feet. There are about 53 squares, so thats about 377 sq feet of total space.

but just the blue squares would be about 248 sq feet.

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#389686 - 04/28/09 05:06 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: Ed_Morris]
karl314285 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
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Loc: The Matrix, Serif is Teacher
You know your in a small dojo (and up too late) when...

Your ex wants you out the house and you are on the third floor of the cheapest motel polishing your boots and 3 dudes each of different ethnicity to the point where no one understands anything except rude hand gestures and you watch till the railing starts to buckle as they are intent on a 'Bambi' Motel version of MMA but either dont know MA or are too stoned to realize the dude in socks who breaks med size's bad choke on sparkplug and drops him on the ground then breaks tall skinny's (yes he did this) Ryote dori on sparkplug who then rudely swings at little ol me like those old plastic boxing person thumb controlled games and has to eat 6 sq foot of 3 story bad motel just so I dont have to try to do three person CPR...and the dojo is so small they realize what almost happened cause when they all get up they can all see the distant tarmac...sad but true...never seen 3 dudes splattered from at least 30 ft..."if I had a video cam tho.....HUMMM"

-Karl. Uh, avoid cheap motels and a spit polish @ 3am.
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#429050 - 08/12/10 04:30 PM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: karl314285]
Brusashi Offline
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Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 23
Loc: Florida
You know you're in a small dojo when:

you hit the wall with your elbow when you chamber a punch.

you hit your head on the ceiling when you try to execute a jump kick.

you stand shoulder to shoulder with classmates while in horse stance practicing your basics.

you end up playing footsie with someone while doing V-sits.
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#430999 - 11/29/10 08:07 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: MattJ]
AnnabelleR Offline
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Registered: 11/13/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Usa
You know you're in a small dojo when The only staffs allowed in the dojo are the ones god gave you. No Bo katas in my dojo.
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#431003 - 11/30/10 12:31 AM Re: You know you're in a small dojo when... [Re: AnnabelleR]
Mark Jordan Offline
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Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 138
Loc: Burbank, California

You know you are in a small dojo when:

* adding mirrors only reflect additional people (instead of space) in the room.

* have eliminated scissor kicking in your curriculum

* you bump your head everytime you bow

* you have to use the bathroom of the nearest fastfood resto

* you can't do the entire Shotokan kata

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