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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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  #3 New 07-04-2003 12:20 PM
Initially started out with Jo practice (as typical of Thursday evenings), mostly a series of strikes including a few sweeps we don't do often (high, low, and mid-level). It quickly became apparent that we (as habituated as we are to the right hand high grip of bokken practice) need a heck of a lot more practice striking with the left hand high Which means I really ought to pick up my Jo at home again soon --- I think it is buried somewhere under a pile of books, gathering dust or something else just as useful.

We also did a variety of Nikyo, from shomenuchi, katatetori, etc. My Nikyo (as per usual) still needs a lot of work...not only do I have a habit of not letting my lead leg swing back to give myself additional room and leverage, but having such small hands makes it difficult (particularly from katatetori) to get a good grip on my partner's wrist --- sempai Jeremy suggested turning my hand palm up just prior to the grab, and that helped considerably. Add to this that I need to use my centre more, so I have a lot of work ahead of me

My one consolation last night was seeing a really hilarious billboard with my Sensei on it on the way back home from class. At first, I hardly recognized him (his face was so contorted); I just burst out laughing, and made sempai Garry (who was driving at the time) turn the car around so he could see it too. We figure it has great blackmail potential --- "I suspect classes will be an awful lot easier from now on," Garry chuckled.

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