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  • Kendo/kumdo haiku

    In the spirit of this martial art, I think we should fashion some haiku to describe our kendo experiences: Here's an idea (remember, 5-7-5):

    My sempai has missed
    his shinai pierced my tare
    the pain is intense

    or

    I drank too much beer
    after practice, I am scared
    I test tomorrow

    let's see what you've got.

  • #2
    Good idea Achilles,

    We'll publish the best in the magazine, too!


    Hamish

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    • #3
      Shinai in armpit
      My eyes buldge, I cringe in pain
      Why can't they hit do?

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      • #4
        Men, men, men, men, men,
        Kote, men, kote, men, do,
        Kote, kote, men

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        • #5
          Ugh. Ben, Haiku has to follow the 5-7-5 pattern. That's a count of syllables.

          Your posting is 5-5-3. You'd want to add a couple more "men"s to the 2nd and 3rd lines. . .

          Here's another example:

          I sleep on the couch
          My wife don't recognize me
          A kendo widow

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          • #6
            Correct me if I'm wrong Achilles, but isn't kote 2 syllables (ko-te)?

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            • #7
              Hah! You're absolutely right! I'm an idiot.

              Sorry Ben.

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              • #8
                shrouding my body
                an unrelenting attack
                the smell of kendo

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                • #9
                  Going to a shiai.
                  Oh please where is the venue?
                  My bogu is heavy!

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                  • #10
                    Sorry! Ignore the first one. I tried to edit it but the five minutes was up, here it is:

                    Shiai is today.
                    Oh please, where is the venue?
                    My bogu is heavy.
                    Last edited by John W; 21st July 2002, 09:53 AM.

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                    • #11
                      haiku

                      I have just passed out
                      the smell of sweaty deer skin
                      the joy of kote

                      or

                      My neck is in pain
                      and my butt is on the floor
                      I still hate tsuki

                      or my personal favorite because of the multiple interpretations of the final line

                      Debana Kote
                      outthinking your opponent
                      triumph over men

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                      How about the winner gets a free subscription! I swear ill write 200 of them to save my student budget from having to pay!

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                      • #12
                        Kote tsuki men
                        Again I fly through dojo door
                        and back for some more.

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                        • #13
                          Is it my own skill,
                          Or the skill of my sensei?
                          Miraculous cut.

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                          • #14
                            Hard fought match against
                            a strong sempai - men ari!
                            Broken shinai slat

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                            • #15
                              Ki ken tai no ich'
                              When they all come together -
                              Lightning from clear sky

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