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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 10:53 PM
One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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In General A Tribute to Sempai Garry :) Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #50 New 10-22-2003 03:16 PM
Hmm...okay, so I lied (albeit inadvertently) --- this entry's late too, as we're still working through some computer issues at home...in the meantime, I'm waiting with bated breath to receive the pics from Monday night, which apparently turned out "great".

On a happy note, (just as I had gone out and bought him a farewell card, no less) Sempai Garry, who had earlier decided to quit Aikido due to health reasons, will be back and training with us in February! Dave and I are both really glad that his "fighting Irish spirit" won't be keeping him away from the dojo for good after all.

We focused primarily on defenses from Munetsuki last night, then applied these in a couple of rounds each of Jiyu Waza/Randori. The techniques were:

Iriminage (direct entry) --- and here's my tribute to Sempai Garry's infamous stall words while figuring out a technique --- "so I need to...":
- Make sure my hands are palm up when sweeping up under uke's chin, and then turn them downwards while finishing stably in a squatting stance.

Iriminage (indirect entry), "so I'm going to...":
- Remember to make a cupping motion around uke's head with my hand while finishing of the throw.

- As always, step back as much as possible to stretch uke out while going into the last part of Kotegaeshi.

Yes, I know...another dull entry about technique. Sorry --- I know I could make things a little more interesting, but then that would just get me in trouble! Best to save all that for the Private entries.
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RSS Feed 2 Responses to "A Tribute to Sempai Garry :)"
#2 10-24-2003 08:45 AM
jducusin Says:
You have no idea how right you are, Kelly --- I could tell you some funny stories about how silly we can be sometimes (mostly when we're being uke)!
#1 10-24-2003 01:58 AM
Kelly Allen Says:
I checked out those picks on your web sight last night. It's evedent to me that you guys have all together too much fun next door.

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