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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 11:53 PM
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One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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  #120 New 04-15-2004 11:54 PM
After Jo practice tonight (mostly 31 step kata, and some exchanges) we worked on:
- Katadori Kokyunage (?) in Suwari Waza (I don't need to duck that much, just enough to get my head under uke's arm, and then simply lean back)
- Mostly defenses from kicking for the rest of the class (a kind of ankle nikkyo from a roundhouse kick, a shove from a crescent kick/back kick combo, ankle Yonkyo ---yowch!--- from a front/snap kick, and a block/counter-kick combo from a roundhouse to the head)

The most obvious thing I found that I need to work on would be timing and body positioning, particularly from the crescent kick/back kick combo; for some reason, I was having difficulty in this area tonight although I could have sworn we've worked on this in the past and I didn't find as much trouble back then...sigh...easy come, easy go, I suppose. We don't practice these techniques very often.

One thing I have absolutely no excuse for is my own lack of practice in kicking. I just haven't been able to find the time to put it back into my regular habits lately (lack of space in this cramped apartment aside --- but I promised, no excuses...) and it's obvious that I need to. I've got some basic kicking knowledge from the old childhood Sikaran days, and a decent balance, so I'd might as well build on it.

It's been a measly two day Aikido week for me too (due mostly to work commitments)...hopefully, it won't be a typical thing. I swear, I'd go into withdrawal! I think I already am...

On the sunny side of things, I'm looking forward to the Gasshuku/workshop we're hosting next weekend with a couple of other dojos --- should be an interesting time (not to mention a nice, six hour days kind of Aikido "fix" ).
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