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My Path Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 06-08-2009 01:55 PM
Linda Eskin
My path to and through Aikido. Observations on Aikido, fitness, happiness, horses, & life, by a 53 y/o sho-dan.

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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In General So Exciting! Off to Camp Soon! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #193 New 06-21-2013 09:59 AM
This is quick, because I have a lot to do today. I'm going to the Aiki Summer Retreat 2013 - the one formerly held at Menlo College - at Feather River College in Quincy, California. This will be my second time going. Some people have been going for decades!

I had a great time talking with Frank Bloksberg Sensei, one of the organizers, a few weeks ago. We chatted about what it's like to go to the Retreat, especially as a first-timer and lower-ranked student. It was a lot of fun. You can watch our 40-minute webinar here, if you like:

I'll be blogging throughout the week. Here's the big picture:

Today I'm packing and setting my bags by the door, and then tonight I'm going with some friends to train in Mexico. My teacher, Dave Goldberg Sensei will be leading a workshop at Aikido Tijuana, as he does every few months.

Saturday morning I'll hop on a plane to Sacramento (only after taking Sudafed, drinking plenty of water, and chewing gum, all to ward off vertigo - I hope) . There I'll get to visit with Michael's parents, who are lovely people. I'm planning to show them how to make my favorite kind of gluten-free bread. On Sunday morning they will drive me the 2-1/2 hours to Quincy and drop me off at the campus.

Sunday afternoon through the following Saturday morning will be Aikido, Aikido, Aikido, plus some food, a little sleep, lots of friends, and the infamous Aiki Retreat. I have a song half written. Must get that finished!

After the Retreat I'm hitching a ride back to Sacramento with a dear friend, one of my Aiki mentors, and flying home. Back to the dojo on Monday.

I'd best get busy packing!
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#3 06-22-2013 03:00 PM
Fingers crossed for next year! So, here's my dojopeeps you could look in the eye and say this one's for Krystal..... Fred - fireplug of a guy, take his back and he's done. Dont tell him I said that. Kate - will seem to be not paying attention then bury you. Watch for the innocent forgetful act. It may not be an act. we're never sure with a ninja like her. Michael - he's a pushover, easy. Oh, yeah, his last name is Friedl. You'll run into him now and then. Have a great time!!
#2 06-22-2013 09:12 AM
Linda Eskin Says:
Thanks. :-) See you next year, I hope!
#1 06-21-2013 09:01 PM
Train hard. Would love to be going, but work intrudes. Give my dojo mates a workout for me. Wish I were able to go and to train with you. I've enjoyed your writing.....

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