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Well last night I went to Aikido and found myself very lost in strange techniques that I and most of the class could not do!
We started with the usual warm-up and stretching that lasted nearly half an hour.
We then did turns and then rolls.We then started the lesson with Chops to the head.
This I found had many variations which was good to learn something that is kind of not thought.We then moved to chopping the head and blocking an oncoming chop.
Then techniques form the chop and different ways to do this.
this is where everyone became universally stupid and no one could do the techniques.
We struggled with this over and over until the end of class.
Where the teacher wanted two people to attack one person and only using an entering attack (which name I do not know).
The first guy (Ex marine) was moving like a pregnant Yak.
The second guy (black belt and hakama)was too aggressive,and also was like a ballerina elephant.
The third was a girl (Has done Aikido for 15 years)was ok yet her distance from use was too large.
The fourth was me,I cannot say that I was good at all and moved like a tone!
The fifth was a 14 year old girl who had the grace of a butterfly and the technique that would impress any one watching.
I left in shame and disappointment.
Today looking back at last night I have learned that most of the technique is relaxation!!
If I relax and try not to think too much and use aggression my technique will be better.