Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the
world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to
over 16,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a
wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history,
humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.
If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced
features available, you will need to register first. Registration is
absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!
Man, the endorphins after a class of Aikido are fantastic. I don't know if natural highs are the best, but they're pretty damned good. No injuries at today's class! Yay! We did some interesting and different techniques tonight. I'm still frustrated that I don't know all of the names, but it's ok. By the end of class, EVERYONE was totally exhausted. That's a good hard workout.
On Sunday, Lindsay and I bought a video tape made in 1992 with our sensei (Glenn Brooks) and his sensei, Akira Tohei. It's a fantastic video tape and hilarious to see sensei with his long hair and mustache. I feel like I learned a good bit just watching it once, and I think subsequent viewings will help me and Lindsay learn more of the names of the techniques.
It's nice to leave class on such a high note and without any major bumps or bruises. I'm looking forward to the next class, hopefully on Sunday.