Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > AikiWeb AikiBlogs > jxa127's Blog

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

jxa127's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-09-2005 02:53 PM
Blog Info
Status: Public
Entries: 109
Comments: 18
Views: 186,653

In General Teaching again last night... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #59 New 05-14-2004 10:27 AM
Last night's class was very cool. As we do each Thursday, we had an open mat session for the half hour prior to class. During this session, I found out that our instructor wouldn't be able to make it. Additionally, our most senior student would be late, so it fell to me to lead class.

About five minutes into the regular class period, Micah (sempai for all of us in the dojo) showed up. I was ready to let him take over leading class, but he declined and urged me to continue. The class went really well! It was nice to have Micah there to point out things that I missed (which, thankfully, wasn't that often).

We worked on kokyunage, which led into some proto-randori drills. That's my term for some drills that we did at the eastern states seminar last year. They're drills that are a little abstract, but focus on certain aspects of randori. Then we did some slow motion and full-speed randori. We ended the night with tsuki iriminage and kokyu dosa with renzoku.

All told, it was a good experience. Micah said that I did a good job. I made sure I got in to take ukemi during the class, and I made sure to give some words of encouragement when I saw something worthy of them. It is sometimes hard to remember to give praise. I was also pretty successful at not worrying too much if I messed up; nobody expected me to be perfect and everyone was willing to work with me.
Views: 842

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:53 PM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2023 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2023 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate