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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.