Kadi

January 3, 2010

Aikido brings luck:

Filed under: Aikido — kadiphd @ 4:37 am

Richard Wiseman

Richard Wiseman

From http://twistingwrists.wordpress.com/page/2/ I found an interesting study that a Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire conducted. His goal was to find out why some people are lucky and some are unlucky:

I placed advertisements in national newspapers asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact me.

Hundreds of extraordinary men and women volunteered for my research and over the years, have been interviewed by me. I have monitored their lives and had them take part in experiments. The results reveal that although these people have almost no insight into the causes of their luck, their thoughts and behaviour are responsible for much of their good and bad fortune. Take the case of seemingly chance opportunities. Lucky people consistently encounter such opportunities, whereas unlucky people do not.

I carried out a simple experiment to discover whether this was due to differences in their ability to spot such opportunities. I gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and tell me how many photographs were inside. I had secretly placed a large message halfway through the newspaper saying: ‘Tell the experimenter you have seen this and win $50′.

This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was more than two inches high. It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people tended to spot it.

Unlucky people are generally more tense than lucky people, and this anxiety disrupts their ability to notice the unexpected.

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December 31, 2009

Aastavahetuse kombed ja uskumused erinevates maades

Filed under: Aikido,Shinto — kadiphd @ 4:25 pm

Jaapan 
Jaapanis on aastavahetus kõige tähtsam püha, sümboliseerides uuenemist. Detsembris peetakse nn unusta see aasta pidusid, et öelda hüvasti probleemidele ja valmistada end ette uueks alguseks. Arusaamatused ja viha unustatakse, majad küüritakse puhtaks. Populaarne komme on saata uue aasta kaarte. Uue aasta esimene päev on rõõmupäev ning mingit tööd siis ei tehta.

Kreeka 
Kreekas kogunevad inimesed vana-aastaõhtul linnakeskusesse või väljakule viimase hetke šopingule või lihtsalt jalutama ja aega veetma. Koogitainasse segatakse hõbe- või kuldmünt. Kes leiab oma küpsetise seest mündi, seda tabab uuel aastal erakordne õnn.

Inglismaa 

Inglismaal avavad inimesed uue aasta tulekul tagaukse, et lasta vana aasta sealtkaudu välja, ja paluvad esimesel tumedapäisel mehel, keda näevad, astuda sisse esiuksest, kandes soola, sütt ja leiba. See tähendab, et aasta jooksul on kõigil majas piisavalt süüa (leib), raha (sool) ja sooja (süsi).

Wales 
Inimesed Walesis usuvad, et peab maksma ära kõik võlad, enne kui uus aasta algab. Usutakse, et kui oled aasta lõpus võlgu, tulebki üks võlgadeaasta.

Puerto Rico 
Puerto Ricos viskavad lapsed veeämbrid südaööl aknast välja. See puhastavat kodu kõikidest pahadest vaimudest.

Prantsusmaa 
Prantslased usuvad, et kuhja pannkookide söömine toob head õnne ja tervist.

Armeenia 
Armeenia naised küpsetavad oma perele erilise leiva. Tainast sõtkudes soovitakse sinna sisse kõike head.

Portugal 
Põhja-Portugalis käivad lapsed jõululaule lauldes majast majja. Neid kostitatakse ja neile antakse münte. Lapsed laulavad vanu laule, mille kohta öeldakse, et need toovad õnne.

Rumeenia 
Rumeeniast on teada komme kuulatada, kas taluloomad aastavahetusel räägivad. Kui loomad seda teevad, toovat see halba õnne. Seega tunnevad rumeenlased kergendust, kui ei kuule loomi rääkimas.

Boliivia 
Boliivias tehakse ilusaid väikesi puust või õlgedest nukke, mis riputatakse kodude ümber, et tuua head õnne.

Saksamaa 
Saksamaal nagu Eestiski on kombeks valada õnnetina.

December 22, 2009

¡¡¡Happy Equinox…

Filed under: Aikido,Iaido,Life,Love,Private,Public,Shinto — kadiphd @ 10:40 pm

December 21, 2009

“DAre DA?!”

Filed under: Aikido — kadiphd @ 9:51 am

 

John Presley Am I the only one who doesn’t understand what the hell Miyamoto sensei is saying? You’d think that over 13 years of studying Japanese and nearly eight years of living in this country would make it possible for me to understand ANYONE. But Nooooo, not Miyamoto sensei. I’m pretty sure he said something nice to me on my way out the door, but I have no idea what he said. Sheesh.

El sáb a las 23:14 · Comentar · 

Jordy Delage 

Jordy Delage  

Yeah…. 😀
I understand that ! I have only 4 years studying japanese and 2 years in Japan. But still don’t understand Miyamoto. Even my wife doesn’t understand everything….
Ayer a las 0:04
Adam Sorkin 

Adam Sorkin  

All you have to know is “DO YOU LIKE AIKIDO????” and “Tak-takatak-takatak-takatak” (the sound of empty, redundant, meaningless practice.
Ayer a las 4:06
John Presley 

John Presley  

According to Doshu, you also have to know “DAre DA?!” John B. and I are officially being referred to as “So no Ichi,” and “So no Ni”. Or as sensei put it last night at the Bonenkai, “Exampuru Uon! and Exampuru Tsu-!”
Ayer a las 8:44
Joshua Williams 

Joshua Williams  

Don’t feel bad. Think about the amount of time you’ve studied English, and the number of native English-speaking people you’ve met in Japan that you haven’t been able to full comprehend? 🙂 [That’s how I rationalize my bad Japanese anyways :P~~~]
Ayer a las 18:19

November 24, 2009

www.aikido.ee

Filed under: Aikido — kadiphd @ 12:00 pm



Link exchange

Filed under: Aikido — kadiphd @ 8:22 am

They linked me, I link them back!

Presenting: Nippon Budokan, budo gakko:

http://budogakuen-aikido.giving.officelive.com/default.aspx

http://budogakuen-aikido.giving.officelive.com/link.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nippon_Budokan

http://www.nipponbudokan.or.jp/

http://www.aikikai.or.jp/

November 13, 2009

Tere tulemast!

Filed under: Aikido,Iaido,Life,Love,Private,Public,Shinto — kadiphd @ 12:05 pm

Yo sueño con los ojos
Abiertos, y de día
Y noche siempre sueño.
Y sobre las espumas
Del ancho mar revuelto,
Y por las crespas
Arenas del desierto,
Y del león pujante,
Monarca de mi pecho,
Montado alegremente
Sobre el sumiso cuello,—
¡Un niño que me llama
Flotando siempre veo!

lion2

José Martí (1853–1895)

Day and night
I always dream with open eyes
And on top of the foaming waves
Of the wide turbulent sea,
And on the rolling
Desert sands,
And merrily riding on the gentle neck
Of a mighty lion,
Monarch of my heart,
I always see a floating child
Who is calling me

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