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My Path Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 06-08-2009 02:55 PM
Linda Eskin
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My path to and through Aikido. Observations on Aikido, horses, & life, by a 52 y/o 1st kyu.

This same blog (with photos and a few additional trivial posts, but without comments) can be found at www.grabmywrist.com.

I train with Dave Goldberg Sensei, at Aikido of San Diego.
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  #157 New 05-14-2012 12:18 AM
For 5 days, starting bright and early this Thursday morning (May 17th, 2012), I will be off on an Aikido road trip. I'll be driving to northern California and back for the "O Sensei Revisited" workshop, at a lovely little camp/retreat center. You're invited to come along. You don't even need to pack, just get in the car!

Here's the description from the flyer:
"The inner work of O Sensei should not be lost. Nadeau Sensei believes that it is critical to preserve this face of Aikido and to experience the O Sensei process of development. Through direct practice as well as techniques, weapons work, and discussions, we will highlight this aspect of O Sensei."

Here's a link to the Google Map of my proposed route

I'm planning on posting all along the way, time and internet access permitting.

Please note that I will not be posting here. Instead, please go to www.grabmywrist.com to follow along. Why? Several reasons: There will be a lot more posts than usual, possibly several each day, a lot of it won't be about Aikido, and I'll be mostly posting from my phone. It will be a bit of a mess. When I get back I'll write up a proper post here.

If all goes as I hope, there will be a class with Saotome Sensei on the way up, visits with a few friends, and an annular solar eclipse on the way back. The scenery should be amazing. I'm expecting the workshop itself to be an intense one, with five brilliant instructors over three long days. A dozen people are going from our dojo! There is something that feels important about this.

As for what you'll find here, there may be stories, photos, poems, rants, links to maps and places of interest, videos, a few surprises, and probably a lot of stream-of-consciousness writing about my experiences, both on and off the mat. I don't promise it will be good, or even interesting, but it will be honest.

Things may get a little bumpy. There will be more expression, from the heart and the gut, and less polishing and explanation. Expect typos and grammar wrecks. We might encounter detours, or get lost. (Although I hope this time I won't lock my keys in my car, for 3 hours, at a hot gas station in the middle of tall rows of corn, with baaa-ing goats nibbling at the drying weeds around the propane tank.)

It will be an adventure.
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