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Went back to Aikido again last thursday, after the kids class, we did Katate-Mochi Shihonage Ni and Yokomen Ikkajo Ni, these both really gave me a work out, but I didn't feel worn out until the end of the night.
I find the hard part with doing the techniques is once you think you have mastered one intricacy you find you need to polish another that you thought you had all sorted.
I guess this all helps to maintain a Zen like focus, as you need to be aware of all things, but not one in particular.
I am reading a English reinterpretation of Miyamoto Mushashi's The Book of Five Rings called The book of Five Rings for Executives. one of the quotes was about moving like water, being ordered and flexible. I am finding this hard to do, but is a challenge I am attacking.
Grading training from Saturday, not sure I can make Saturday, but then it's on for young and old from Monday, 4th Kyu will be challenging as they are Ni versions of the Ichi techniques in 5th Kyu.