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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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  #111 New 03-18-2004 11:59 AM
Back again --- this time from just a small break due to a cold, which I'm just about over now. I figured that I ought to finally smarten up considering what happened the last time I had a cold and tried to "play the hero" by not only coming to class to train but actually trying to practice at a seminar (June 2003). The emphasis is on "try", and for a reason. I learned my lesson --- was so completely bagged and miserable that I had to sit out for the afternoon of the last day and on the drive back, as Garry would later put it, the only indicator that I was still alive in the back seat was hearing the occasional cough from me. I also figured that Sensei would appreciate my not spreading my germs around again (the last time, he avoided me like the plague --- pun intended --- for ages).

So I was back again for Wednesday night, which was a small class as usual, and of the usual suspects (just me, Sempai Tim and Sensei); I'm guessing this is due to most folks taking their own mid-week Aikido rest break that day. This happens so often that I'm now calling Tim and I "The Wednesday Club".

Techniques we worked on:
- Shomenuchi Sankyo (Suwari Waza)
- Ushiro Ryotekubidori Kaitennage [NEW! NEW! --- At least to me ]
- Ushiro Ryotekubidori Nikkyo [ALSO NEW! Yay!]

Thoughts:
Back to these technical notes again, since they ARE new techniques to me...good enough excuse

- On Kaitennage, I seem to be fairly successful thus far at stepping not straight back but more to the side to give more room between me and uke. I do need to get more into the habit of: keeping uke at arm's length during the throw; really pushing down on uke's head (I guess I am rather gentle at times) while simultaneously pushing upwards on his arm/wrist; I can also push more sideways to get him off balance if need be
- On Nikkyo, heck --- what is there for me to describe...it's all about feel on this one for me More practice!
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