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JuDokie from Muskogee

Musashi wrote that we should be experts at 1-2 arts but familiar with all arts.  The old, dead budo masters seem to have had a thing for writing poetry.  Morihei Ueshiba was especially prolific with his doka (budo poems).  I don't do much original poetry, and what I do is horrid, and only for my wife's amusement, but I do have a fondness for re-writing popular songs with budo lyrics.
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This one's dedicated to our Okie-dokas.  I don't know if we actually have Okies in Muskogee doing our flavor of aiki and judo, but after this song was written, I think all Okies started claiming to be from Muskogee.  Shoot, I've even declared myself to be an honorary Okiedoka from Muskogee!


We don't do Hapkido in Muskogee
We don't take no trips on Kuk Sul Won
We don't punch and kick in Oklahoma
We like throwin' down and bein' done!

I'm proud to be JuDokie from Muskogee
A place where even squares can roll and fall
We still do our judo like Okano
And deashi's still the biggest thrill of all

We don't make a party of randori
We like grabbin' hold and pitchin' you
We don't like our techniques long and fancy
Like the hippies down in Austin like to do!

And I'm proud to be JuDokie from Muskogee
A place where even squares can roll and fall
We still do our judo like Kotani
And deashi's still the biggest thrill of all

Plain gi are still in style for manly matwear
Rash guards and corporate sponsors won't be seen
Guruma's still the roughest thing on campus
But sometimes makikomi can be mean.

We still do our judo like old dead guys
In Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.A.


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Patrick Parker
www.mokurendojo.com

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