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!
I feel like Sensei's only student at the moment. For whatever reason there have been at least four classes recently where it's just been me and him. I feel like I'm in the Aikido fast lane now though. Who else gets one on one tuition around here?
Yesterday Sensei asked me if I was willing to put in some hard slog and go for the 1st kyu grading on the 19th. I can't resist a challenge like that so I agreed. They're going to fail me regardless of what I do, but I enjoy the odd couple of weeks of really intense practice where I'm putting in six days a week or so. I like that feeling of being ground down and just carrying on and of settling into a rhythm.
Plus a couple of personal projects I've been working on for the past seven months are, well, on hold for a while and the training is a useful distraction. You could say one set of intense training has been replaced by another.