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Creation Date: 10-16-2004 07:06 AM
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  #2 New 09-23-2004 03:41 PM
Today it finally happened. I moved and blended with and opposing force, guided it and got to the point where I could apply a technique. I think that this was an intentional result of senseis teachings. About halfway though our regular warm-up drill sensei completely dropped our regular moves and started with some paired push-and-keep-your-balance exercises. This happens now and then, we do a few of thoose and continue with warmup. But not today!

It started with a simple exercise where uke should keep pressure on nage's open hand with a closed fist. Alot of "running around chasing nage" later we moved on to a kote-gaishi entry with the same "rules", i.e. uke keeps up pressure and nage finds an opening for kote-gashi. This worked fairly well and felt natural. By this time everyone was panting and/or bathed in sweat and I was so into it I've forgotten which techniques/entries we did. It was way over my skill level but on the third or fourth variant with alot of instructions from my 3rd kuy uke it happened. He applied force, I met it a little bit, did a tai henko, kept up the rotation, turned and voila, uke had to take a breakfall(a little one but still a breakfall). The whole process was entirly without force, read strength, from my part. I just stood there and scratched my head, no clue of how I did it. I know that I felt it, when he was just the right amount of balance and going, for him, the wrong way. Man this Aikido stuff is cool! I'm convinced that the fatigue had a part in it(and thus the title of this entry)

The rest of taijutsu focused on shomen uchi attacks, with the techniques that are part of 4th kuy. I still cant get that bloody sankyo.

Bukiwaza was more Jo 31-kata. Better than last time but I still end up with the wrong foot forward after 9-11.
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