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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 10:53 PM
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One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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  #167 New 02-19-2005 12:50 AM
A non-technical, completely-useless, silly entry for once...just to prove that I do have a personality. ;-)

For some reason, trying to recall last night's class draws a complete blank in my mind. All I know is that I woke up today feeling like I had been hit by a truck. Just about every limb ached like you wouldn't believe. Must have been some class. :-D

Naturally, I went back for more tonight. I wasn't disappointed.

We did dive rolls for a change of pace and since it was Sensei as the "piggy in the middle" (as we call it), I figured I'd risk trying the higher rolls for a change (since it would often be Garry or Jim in the middle, I was always afraid of falling on them and injuring them). I actually made it over (woohoo!)...but not without some pretty bumpy landings (gotta extend my arms better) and not without cutting my finger pretty deeply on my own fingernail (for heaven's sake). And I had just trimmed them too. Sheesh.

Anyhoo, we practiced mostly defenses from kicks (what is it with Fridays and kicking, anyway?) which is always enjoyably painful. Despite this, it's good practice with timing, which I happen to like.

The rest of the class was dedicated to a great deal more Randori (with Tanto) than we normally would do in a night. Usually, we'd only have time for just a couple of rounds each, but tonight we each must have done four rounds. No complaints there, since I sure as hell need a lot of practice in this area. I don't know what was up with me, maybe the last dregs of this cold, but I felt a great deal more sluggish than usual. In any case, we each took turns getting injured tonight and wondered about our luck...foot injuries, mostly --- folks getting pinned or kicked on their way down or while throwing someone down. Fun stuff as always. :-)

Now I'm off to have a nice, long, relaxing bath to soothe my aches. Ahh...
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