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Good class. Worked on Nikkyo, emphasizing the cut down. Sensei spoke and demonstrated that the cut down is most important, as this is one of the biggest openings in the technique. Uke can get under the Nikkyo, and then use the lower position to take Nages balance. So we worked on it a lot. One of the things that we learned is that if you go low enough the had change takes care of itself. It was a great class! I was crash test dummy for a bit at the end when sensei was demonstrating how to deal with people that have non-articulating wrists! Wow I didn't even know that I did!
In circle I brought up an issue that I am having in doing some metal Aikido off the mat with something that is happening in my life.
After class worked a little with Niki and with Krista on Myrote Dori Kokyu ho and the new information that we have on that. Kind of spreading it out in the dojo so that more people have it, and understand what is supposed to be happening when Ukeing for that technique.
I then fixed the xmass lights that are in the windows at the Dojo. It took longer than I thought it should because the problem was with a socket, not with a bulb!
Lunch with Krista and M. Krista took over from where I left off talking about the failure of my mental Aikido off the mat in a particular situation, and expanded on it during lunch. It was great, gave me some wonderful insights into why it is working like it is.