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Why is it that after a practice or two where I've learned alot there comes one or two where I just stink and cant get anything right.
Practice started with bukiwaza assorted Jo suburi and then the 13-kata. Managed allright, the ups and downs in bukiwaza aren't as big as the taijutsu ones. I worked in the kata faster than the 31(maybe because there are fewer moves .
Taijutsu was just disaster, my head was elsewere all of the time and I even botched tai no henko and got a lecture, a well deserved lecture even, on different kamai and good hanmi. We did alot of ryokatatori kihonwaza, 4th kyu test prep i think. I botched most of it, only got shihonage to work at all. Shionage mental notes: Keep the bloody head down and after the hipmove: think bokken cut.
I definately need to work with my attitude, or maybe "angle of attack" when it comes to learning aikido. My approach has so far been a mix of "well it's good exercise" and "Practice makes perfect or at least O'Sensei says so". Have to give it some though.