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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 11:53 PM
One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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  #193 New 10-25-2005 03:29 PM
Just when I thought Randori would be my be-all, end-all fave thing to do, along came Sticky Hands, and then freestyle Jo waza...and then just when I thought that there would be nothing better (ha!), naturally something new has come along to not only challenge me even more but be *hella* fun in the process.

Last night, Sensei got us to incorporate counterattack combos into our Tae Sabaki one-on-one work, and...wow. The object is to better develop the ability to see openings based upon your uke's reactions to your deflections and counters and particularly to perform these counters in a successive and most of all, flowing fashion. It's a lot like a moving, improvisational puzzle --- and I *love* puzzles. I know he asked us to come up with three counterattacks, but --- I know, I know...overachiever that I am --- I pushed myself to do four or five as much as possible. :-D I can't wait until this (and everything else I've listed above) becomes reflexive. I know it's got to happen eventually, the more and more we do them. And I am so lovin' every minute of it.

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