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Have been doing Aikido the same as always for a while here, but have not had the time to write, so the journal has suffered.
Sensei is out of town so we have Niki leading class. She is completely competent, and is a good teacher also. We worked on Ikkyo, and shiho nage, only we as Nage had to keep our eyes closed. This was great! There was a lot more to feel than I have ever thought about, seems that especially in Shiho Nage I was looking instead of feeling. I am going to try to add the eyes closed practice to my normal repertoire!
We then did ikkyo from two hand grab from behind. This was a new one for me, and when Niki came by and told me that I needed to raise my hands higher and get lower, I did it, and really felt the difference with my eyes closed!