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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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  #174 New 03-19-2005 01:19 PM
"Gah! He cut my butt! I hate it when that happens." --- Sensei, without a doubt, wins the Randori Soundbyte of the Day

...with as a close runner-up, some commentary from the sidelines:

Jeremy: (Observing the duct-taped Randori boundaries,) "It's kind of like Thunderdome."
Sascha: "Two man enter --- one man leave!"

Well, I watched the video. And...
You know...it never really occured to me before, but man --- am I ever *tiny* compared to everyone else in the dojo! (Well, other than 8-year old Matthew, but uh...) No, really. People would have to remind me.

I guess this could be due to one of a couple of things --- because:
a) when you're in the middle of actually doing technique and stuff, you're just so pre-occupied with it that nothing else matters, and
b) duh, the guys just don't look so big all up-close (especially when they're on the receiving end of a good Yonkyo, as Sascha surely would attest when got him real good a few times the other night *chuckle*)

Well, it's funny --- it's like watching this little kid scooting around all over the mats. :-P But anyhoo. Yeah.

After watching the video a couple of times, I realized that those rounds of Randori where Sensei would complain that I wasn't doing tenkan enough --- I was getting mostly Yokomenuchi attacks! Sheesh! No wonder. I mean, come on.

So from now on, I'm going to make a point of asking the guys to attack me with less classical atemi and more realistically (which Sempai Jeremy once noted trying to do), because unless it's with a knife, who's going to use a Yokomenuchi strike on the street? Practice against attempts to get me into a headlock, shoulder grabs, tsuki, even wrist grabs would be more useful to me.

Will continue to note more comments and observations on the video later, once I've finished obsessing over it some more. :-)
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