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PeterR
07-01-2003, 03:55 AM
Got my first crop of training pictures up - I am sure over time better ones will be posted. We had some new people show up on that day and certain regulars were missing but the key was someone actually had a digital camera and someone else was too wounded to train.

My second bone break in my dojo. The first was a few years ago with someone playing Jackie Chan just after class but this one apparently cracked his rib when we went down togeather during randori. Not so bad but - well I had a photographer.

Follow the dojo link below.

happysod
07-01-2003, 04:29 AM
Peter, that dojo is just too much - shouldn't be allowed to practice in paradise...

Loved the picture with the kneeling uke oblivious to the full flip going on behind - great composition (but what's with the hat?).

PeterR
07-01-2003, 04:44 AM
Yagi-san is my best student - fellow Shodokan Yudansha are all students of my teacher.

Sweat is a serious problem here and the headscarf is his way of keeping it under control. He is Dan graded in Aiki-Kempo, moves very well and has one of the scariest looking teachers I know.

That flip is part of the nage no kata, the picture just before is the entry. It's part balance breaking drill, part ukemi training. He did fine although his arm should be more centred.

deepsoup
07-01-2003, 09:51 AM
aargh.

Geocities wouldn't let me look. It seems you've exceeded your 'allocated data transfer'.

I'll be back.

Sean.

deepsoup
07-01-2003, 06:06 PM
Ok, I got to see it this time.

Wow, what a dojo!

Looks like your club is starting to come together nicely, Peter. Theres definitely a sense of fun comes across in those pics. (And I get the impression you *really* enjoy that 'slice uke in half right up the middle' gedanate from the goshin no kata.)

Sean

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PeterR
07-01-2003, 07:10 PM
And I get the impression you *really* enjoy that 'slice uke in half right up the middle' gedanate from the goshin no kata
I love that technique - it make me feel so evil. That pic is great - I like uke's feet almost straight up and in a bit of a blur.

Sorry about the traffic problem people - please try again a little later. Almost 300 views since I made the anouncement.

akiy
07-01-2003, 11:49 PM
Hi Peter,

By the way, I couldn't see the images in Mozilla. I had to fire up Internet Explorer to see them...

-- Jun

PeterR
07-02-2003, 12:01 AM
By the way, I couldn't see the images in Mozilla. I had to fire up Internet Explorer to see them...
Just checked with my Mozilla (I use it when I run Linux not windows) and I had no problems. :p

What I will do is make a link to a gallery page - next coffee break. For those with INFERIOR mozillas. ;)

PeterR
07-02-2003, 12:55 AM
So now there is a gallery page for those of you with

a) unworkable systems (check your Java settings)

or

b) those who need more than 2 seconds to appreciate the picis.

Jeff Tibbetts
07-02-2003, 02:51 AM
I also use Mozilla, and I had no problems, either. I think that it may be the Java controls that Peter mentioned but I don't know. I didn't change too many settings with my browser.

deepsoup
07-02-2003, 06:33 AM
I use Mozilla under Linux too, and had no problems. (Except 2 seconds wasn't quite enough - I had a peek at the source code and went straight to the images instead - the new gallery is much nicer.)

Sean

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akiy
07-02-2003, 11:03 AM
Ah, OK. I had my preferences set in Mozilla to keep Javascript from switching images. Turning that back on made the image switching thing work. (I turned it back off, though, since I find the effect annoying on most sites...)

-- Jun

Chuck Clark
07-02-2003, 03:23 PM
Nice pictures, Peter. Wish I was there to take part from time to time. It won't fit in my schedule just now, but I'm feeling the need for a "fix".

Take care,

PeterR
07-02-2003, 07:41 PM
Nice pictures, Peter. Wish I was there to take part from time to time. It won't fit in my schedule just now, but I'm feeling the need for a "fix".
Anytime you are in this neck of the woods.

L. Camejo
07-03-2003, 11:50 AM
Just got the chance to view the pics Peter.

Beautiful dojo you got there. Great shots - those pics remind me of how stuff is supposed to look with more than one Yudansha around:)

Would love to come train there whenever I may be in the area. Hoping for Internationals 2005 :)

Got back from North Bay, Ontario a few weeks ago actually, gave some folks there a taste of what Shodokan looks like as well.

Got some pics of that here http://www.ttac.0catch.com/Photos.htm

Happy Training.

L.C.:ai::ki:

PeterR
07-03-2003, 08:37 PM
Got back from North Bay, Ontario a few weeks ago actually, gave some folks there a taste of what Shodokan looks like as well.
Just curious what's your connection to North Bay - it didn't look like an Aikido group. Keep spreading the faith. ;)

Glad you enjoyed the picis and of course you are welcome any time.

L. Camejo
07-06-2003, 08:47 PM
Hey Peter,

My connection in North Bay is a Shotokan Karate Instructor who has trained in aiki jutsu and judo - she is the uke in the photos, Ina Hiltz Sensei. Her dojo is affiliated with the World Kobudo Federation.

The seminars were done at 3 Karate dojos - I even had the local Yoshinkan instructor (the only aikido available in the area) and some of his students at one of em. I think they were all pleasantly surprised at the simple and direct application of the techs. :) The senseis left some reviews on my guestbook.

And thank you for the invitation. Would love to take it up one day.

Until next time.

L.C.:ai::ki:

PeterR
07-06-2003, 10:56 PM
I'm in Ontario every now and then - but just reallized how far North Bay is from Toronto. Canada is not small.