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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 It's only fun until... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #179 New 05-18-2005 02:17 PM
...someone loses an eye. Or so they say. I'm sure Sensei would probably concur as well. Capping off what was otherwise a good class last night, he got poked in the eye by Sascha's tanto during last night's Randori. It's situations like this during which we're pretty darn glad we take things slowly. Suffice it to say, we cut class a little short and I spent a few hours after class waiting with him in Urgent Care at the hospital --- he did the same for me not that long ago and I figured it was only good form to reciprocate; thankfully, it's not that bad --- they suspect a minor tear, but it's not the retina (whew!) and he's able to see out of it fine now (after initially seeing double for a while) so he's supposed to see an Opthamologist and take some antibiotics to stave off infection.

Looks like we're on a roll of some kind. Garry apparently broke his nose when he got elbowed in the face by the newbie during last Friday's class, so he'll be off the mats for the better part of a month to recover. And of course there's my lovely double rotator cuff/deltoid mishap that I've just started Physio for. This, coupled with a lot of folks being away for the Summer will undoubtedly mean smaller classes for the next couple of months.


Been working more on Ushiro Ryotekubidori Shihonage and have been trying to get used to the more "static" version of it, after having been so used to the more dynamic, leading version. I'm beginning to wonder if my seeming-ease with the latter versions of techniques is based primarily in finding it easier to blend, feel uke's energy, and arrange timing better --- the less dynamic versions always feel so laboured to me, but then it could also be simply that we haven't practiced these as much.
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