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Just Released! “Aiki-Doh!-ka: An Aikido Lexicon”
After years of careful observation and countless interviews with Aiki-Doh!-ka, Kevin and Jon have compiled this zany compilation of humorous definitions to common (and not so common) Aikido terms. Illustrated with cartoons by Jon.
It's currently available as an eBook (in PDF format) that you can download and view on your computer, PDA, smartphone or electronic reader (i.e. Kindle, Kobo, etc.), as a POD book available from Lulu.com (an all-colour trade paperback or a black and white pocketbook) or a Kindle book.
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Aiki-Doh!-ka's Definition of the Day
A selection from "Aiki-Doh!-ka: An Aikido Lexicon:
Tenouchi: Ok, there are more than ten "ouch-is" in Aikido, but here are the "Top Ten". Can I get a drum roll, please?: 1. Nose ouchi. (Always, always, always block!) 2. Toe fold-over. (So much for Suriashi!) 3. Yonkajo. (The gift that keeps on giving, remember?.) 4. Sankajo. (Aikido with a 'twist'.) 5. Nikajo. (The 'courteous' control, because it's done right before your eyes.) 6. Heel on floor (when your Breakfall overlaps the mat a little bit.) 7. Hit floor. (when your Breakfall overlaps the mat a lot.) 8. Tongue bite. (Always, always, always keep your teeth together!) 9. Hiji. (Hiji Shimi, Hiji Ate, Shiho Nage, etc.) 10. Bokken Boo-Boo."
Aiki-Doh!-ka's Top Ten Lists
Aiki-Doh!-ka’s all fired up for the New Year, and can’t wait to start training again after the holiday break. Here are some of his goals:
1. Learn to tie belt in less than 5 minutes.
2. Be on time for class (See No. 1).
3. Eliminate push-ups at beginning of class (See. No. 2).
4. Wash dogi more than once a month.
5. Learn to hold a bokken like an aikidoka, not a pirate.
6. Learn to set proper ma-ai before bowing in suwari waza techniques.
7. Master the difference between migi and hidari.
8. Practice ukemi.
9. Practice ukemi.
10. Practice ukemi.