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John Boswell's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-26-2005 10:02 AM
John Boswell
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  #24 New 03-11-2005 01:14 PM
Well, things have been crazy in my Aiki world:

My sensei is teaching at a new location. It's a long story, none to pretty. I'll spare you the details, but suffice to say... it was time to move.

New location takes a little more work. We have to set up mats before each class, take them down and put em away at the end of the night. THEN we clean the place and leave it just as we found it. Work...

My shoulder is doing better. I injured it when I tried to roll when I should have done something else. But time off has helped it much. Still gets sore, but I'll live.

We've been working on a future dojo location. Man, is that gonna take some work! Gotta totally renovate the whole place. We'll be months before we get moved in there, but it's coming along. It will be nice once we have it up and running.

Anyhow, we're all back on the mat. A lot of new students are coming our way. I'm very pleased with the new interest. Not only that, but these are high school kids who are very inteligent, quick-study's and eager to learn! That's always good.

It amazes me all the subtle details that make a technique work. Just a slight adjustment in your feet will open up the hips and make the whole thing work better. Really shows me how much more I have to learn.

My ikkyu test will be coming up in August or September. I have a long ways to go. Need to get in shape to get my endurance up. If my next test is anything like my last... I'm a dead man.

So much to look forward to. So much work yet to be done.

Should be fun... I hope!
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