The Only Shodan

by friend tobby
Sung to the tune of "Under The Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner,
Sometimes I feel like my only uke
Will always be a fruitie,
Always be a newbie,
Lonely as I am,
The only Shodan...

I blend 'em with the mat, they 've even paid for this,
Just trainin' my Nage, and they ask for more...
They see me extend Ki, break bokken so easy,
They never wonder, "did he ever fail" ?

I don't ever want to feel like I did that day,
Graduating for this Dan,
Knocking my Sensei out !
I don't want it to happen like it did that day,
A randori to die for,
And took me to this place...

It's hard to believe that 'cos of a single foot
They keep me here teaching to all the 5th Kyu-s,
They even make me fight all these Kendo-goers,
Who think their sword's stronger
Than my two bare hands...

I don't ever want to feel like I did that day,
Take me to the place I love, back to the Aikikai...

Outta the club downtown,
People laugh all the way
Down to this li'l Thaļ shop
Where I have my sake,
And then I discover,
I kept my Hakama...
At my dojo downtown,
T'was just another day...