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batemanb's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 09-28-2005 03:07 AM
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  #27 New 04-15-2006 02:12 AM
Saturday morning, asaren is not until 9:30 so at least I can sleep in, well that is until my son wakes me at 6:00.............

I eventually climb out of bed around 7:15 and muster a quick shower before getting ready to head off to the Seibukan.

Keiko starts with the usual warm up and is then followed by Obata Sensei taking some ken suburi, Obata Sensei is also a fourth or fifth dan in Jodo, his ken style is slightly differnt to the Iwama ken that I have had more experience with, but not that different .

We do that for about 15 mins before Nakao Sensei takes over the class, and does yet another kokyu class. I don`t know whether he`s been doing this all for me, I`ve not seen him run such closely similar classes so many times together before, but I`m not complaining.

After keiko Nakao Sensei asks me if I want to come to his house for lunch, I accept gratefully. He sends me down first where I find his wife Akiko san preparing lunch in their restaurant. I`m treated to a nice mix of Japanese food and Kobe beef, oishiiiiiiiiiiiii!

After lunch we chat for a while about various things Aikido, before I reluctantly have to head home to pack, we`re leaving early tomorrow morning ...............

I get back to find my wife loading up in the local supermarket, all the small snacks, and various ingredients that we can`t get at home, and those that we can get at exhorbitant prices

It`s all laid out in the other room right now, I have to go pack, but I have no idea how I`m going to fit all this into 2 suit cases
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#1 04-15-2006 07:26 AM
Hello Bryan, I have been keeping up with these blogs. They are very interesting (!!!) as much for the 'international family' aspect as for the aikido. I have not seen Mr Nakao since Yamaguchi Sensei died. Obviously, I have to go to his dojo sometime. Probably I will go with Carolin sometime. I am glad you liked the kubi-nage. There are one or two other 'interesting' techniques I have learned here in Hiroshima. Perhaps a visit to Milton Keynes when I am next in the UK... Best wishes, PAG

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