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Guy's Aikido Journal Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-27-2005 01:33 AM
This is a journal of Guys Aiki path
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  #19 New 02-06-2004 06:40 PM
Morning Class:
Worked on Tai No Henko, Royte Dori Tenchi Nage (Both Wrist Grab, Heaven and Earth Throw) and Shomen Uchi Irimi Nage (Strike to the head with open bladed hand, Entering Throw.), then Sensei showed us Katate Dori Irimi Nage(?). (Uke Grabs wrists with both hands, you slide forward foot to theirs, then slide up back foot, while brining hand up, this puts the uke off balance, you slide forward foot forward again, and uke falls over). It was the first move that I felt like I understood and got a little piece of the first time I tried it.

I could not figure out what was happening with my rearmost hand, Sensei came over and had me do the technique on him several times, each time stopping at a place and showing me how he could strike me, until I worked out how both hands should be to stop that from happening. It was really neat!

After class I was talking with Rick and Julia about how much easier it was to work in the morning class, and the late evening class, than it was to work in the beginners class. Julia pointed out that most things that require two people are easier when one person knows them well. Then she pointed out that there was real knowledge to be gained in working with beginners (which I am still one!). Beginners not knowing what is going on are not going to be fluid, and go with the moves as well. They actions are more like what it would really be like on the streets. This gave me an insight into why the senior folks in the dojo like training with us beginners.
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