Sunday, August 03, 2008

You may have been in Martial Arts too long when...

**This list is courtesy of my Sensei (I'm not sure where SHE got it, so I'll just give credit to her. I shortened the list to those I thought most everyone would get a kick out of (ha! get it?)--but some of these may be more "insider-y" than I anticipate. Hell, some of them are just funny because you can picture me doing them. ;) Anyway, I hope you enjoy (at least a few)...**

you say "I'm sorry" and involuntarily bow

you go to the shoe store to try on shoes and instead of walking or jogging around the store, you practice pivoting, sweeps, stances and kicks

you're practicing your arm blocks while driving down the highway, notice someone in another car staring at you, and suddenly turn your block into vigorously fanning away an imaginary fly

you use various strikes to turn lights off and on

open and close doors with spinning kicks

find yourself idly doing iaido and kenjitsu moves with the plastic knives at the fast food place

can't walk by anybody else from your school without casually exchanging a flurry of mock strikes and kicks

leap to your feet and shriek with indignation while watching "Kung Fu", "Walker, Texas Ranger", and "Highlander" at home

deliberately go to see martial arts movies in the theater so you can leap to your feet and shriek with indignation during the movie, out in the parking lot, and with all your friends the next time you're at class

find yourself practicing bo staff techniques in miniature with your pencil during dull meetings

try to backfist the correct floor button on the inside of the elevator, based on your memory of the button's location, before you get in far enough to see it

notice you never stand with your arms crossed or your hands in your pockets

tend to keep at least one flavor of martial arts weapon close at hand by your bed when you sleep

answer 'hai!' instead of 'yes!'

you accidentally (and repeatedly) call your favorite professor “Sensei”

standing in line, you find yourself practicing some stance from your art

you don't use any tools while splitting firewood ----> LOLOL

you see some wood or concrete, even things like stools or tables, and get excited while you picture just how you would go about breaking it. Then you get funny looks as you feel it and give it a look of hard concentration, then maybe measure off a few times

1 comment:

Fred said...

Some of these may help you with your classroom management skills.