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mmmmmmmmmm we did this exercise with a jo were we had to spin it from side to side moving our centre slightly but keeping our head facing front , it was going quiet well until i lost grip of my jo and it went flying in the direction of our beloved sensei trouble was i didnt do it just once i did it three times , in the end i had to put my jo down before i killed some one.
we then went on to do my fav thing of all ..........backwards ukemi ok this i did or rather i tried to do but failed miserably at i think im gonna have to do more practice on this as its my one week point is my ukemi forwards i can do fine but backwards seems to elude me
we then went on to do taeno hanken (sorry if the spelling is wrong) mmmmmm ok now this went alittle better and after a few goes i was really getting the hang of it.
mmmmmm now doing streaching excercises at the end of class sensei asked us all to lie on our fronts i was lucky as he only stood on the guys backs but then he started patting our backs which sounds nice but it wasnt he did it so hard it took me ages to get up(i think he was trying to do some sort of massage on us)............................... but it hurt like hell ooooooooooooooooooo the pain oooooooooooooooooooo the agony so consiquently i think after a visit to our local spinal unit i should be up and running for next weeks installment of pain . ok take care my aiki lovers and wait for more installments of tales from the aiki side