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  • Colin
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    Hey DCS, I really appreciate your straightforward response, and I'm also not only prepared to accept your assertion, I'm wholeheartedly of the same conclusion. I got my back up because I assumed (incorrectly) that this was your overall assessment of my martial arts or current breakfalling level, and took it a bit to heart.

    The letter that you showed me penned by Ueshiba himself discredited one of my core beliefs about the 'Aikido' system I trained in.

    I became rather close to most of the people I trained with in the Aikido Association and would not like to offend any of them when I say: To call what they are doing on the mat the same thing as what I NOW understand to actually be a martial art, is a false predicate.

    I kind of hinted at this earlier when I stated that I had an unsubstantiated theory that there were some decent Aikido dojo out there. I just haven't trained at one.

    Much love,

    ~ Colin

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  • judoka_uk
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    Originally posted by DCS View Post
    my English was way poorer
    Well its become pretty darn good, because I thought you were English.

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  • DCS
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    Serious mode on

    Hi Collin,

    Sorry but hurting your feelings is not something was aiming for.

    Let me explain:

    When I wrote "I'm starting to have serious doubts about Colin having any aikido experience. " I meant you believe you practised aikido but I doubt what you practised was really aikido.

    After looking around for info these last days about the style you practised (back in 2004 there was less info available in the net, I was less knowledgeable about the subject and my English was way poorer) I'm starting to think you practised something advertised under the name of aikido, but not aikido (the investigation is still in process).

    Like that kid who tought he was training in Judo under Matt "third leg of Judo" Morton. Big surprise, the kid was not practising Judo.

    I suspect you're in a similar situation and your belief about you having some aikido skills (ukemi in this case) is a false one.

    Got my point?

    Serious mode off/YMAS mode on:

    Why make myself look like an Aikijoker if I never trained in Aikido.
    Because

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  • Colin
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    DCS: You remember me when we first met (on bs.net) all those years ago? Why would I come up with some fictitious Aikido background that didn't exist? Why make myself look like an Aikijoker if I never trained in Aikido.

    I find your implication hurtful.

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  • BSONE
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    yes I go every year.

    Im the uke with the red tape on the gi.

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  • DCS
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    No, I've only trained with iwama style aikidoka.

    I see you're in Cali. Are you going to attend to SF Aikido Project? It looks interesting.

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  • Ignorami
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    I had the chance to train with Tissier in feb.

    Passed it up to do a kali course the weekend after. Kali course got cancelled

    Doh!

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  • BSONE
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    DCS, have you had the chance to train with Tissier?

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  • Ignorami
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    pssssffffst, "third leg" hur hur hur

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  • DCS
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    In the other clip nage is Stefan Stenudd

    I'm starting to have serious doubts about Colin having any aikido experience. But as he is a nice and funny guy I'll let it go.

    The only concern I have is about someone buying his "I've 8 years of aikido experience so I can teach proper ukemi" IRL. This is an accident waiting to happen. We're not talking about the "third leg of judo" here.

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  • BSONE
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    Originally posted by Colin View Post
    I don't know either of the people in the videos, if that means anything.
    Also, this is the Launceston Dojo - I was at the hobart Uni Dojo.

    lol.. I just watched the tapes.
    I have no idea what they are doing in those videos.
    You mean Christian Tissier?

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  • DCS
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    Originally posted by Colin View Post
    I don't know either of the people in the videos, if that means anything.
    Also, this is the Launceston Dojo - I was at the hobart Uni Dojo.

    lol.. I just watched the tapes.
    I have no idea what they are doing in those videos.
    Well, I know who they are.

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  • BKR
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    Originally posted by Colin View Post
    It certainly is. In fact, 5 years is pretty normal for Aikidoka.
    Over the 8 year period, I had different training patterns.
    average was 2 sessions per week for the first 5 years.
    I didn't really step up the pace until 2001, where I trained 3 sessions a week and taught one session (yep, teaching with no teaching rank OMG THE BLASPHEMY)

    Trivia: 6th Kyu is the lowest Aikido rank in the organisation i was in.
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=204398700393
    Hey, if your teachers thought your were qualified to teach a session, that's up to them. Teach as much ukemi as you want, just don't expect anybody to be impressed automatically when you say you did aikido (or anything else for that matter) for 8 years with no other information.

    Ben

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  • Colin
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    Originally posted by DCS View Post
    Are the videoclips in the farcebook page you linked actual Fuji-ryu Aikido?
    I don't know either of the people in the videos, if that means anything.
    Also, this is the Launceston Dojo - I was at the hobart Uni Dojo.

    lol.. I just watched the tapes.
    I have no idea what they are doing in those videos.

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  • DCS
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    Of course, rank/paperwork/years (remember Jason Brinn and his 15 years of experience?) is not all relevant, what really matters is skill and teaching abilities.

    Video of Colin in MMA environment could be something useful to evaluate his performance at safe landings for combat sports.

    Ed.

    Colin,

    Are the videoclips in the farcebook page you linked actual Fuji-ryu Aikido?

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