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This two month forced break from Aikido already has me wondering about what technique I will do when I get back on the mat. Since it was sankyo and kotegaeshi that likely took me off the mat, I will probably avoid those techniques with the same enthusiasm that I avoid running barefoot over a bed of nails with scissors in both hands.
It's been about two weeks already but I think this break will be good. It's really forcing me to think about the way I practice and what got me into this spot in the first place.
Sensei is constantly reminding everyone to give sincere attacks and to be honest when attacking nage. At the same time, he admonishes the idea of using brute force against a technique. I'm going to explore the difference in my next few posts. Stay tuned...