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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 11:53 PM
One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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  #115 New 03-31-2004 10:18 PM
...well, sort of. But I suppose everyone must have them, so it's about time I did too.

Things started out fine. It was even a big class (for a Wednesday). We began with Katatedori Shihonage (Hanmi Handachi Waza), and went on to something new: Ushiro Ryotekubidori Kotegaeshi (started static). Fine, and fine. Got the jist of it, and they felt alright. But then when we went on to (or tried, rather) another new technique: Ushiro Ryotekubidori Shihonage (starting dynamic), things just fell apart for me. All of a sudden, I wasn't sure which way to enter, and then my body positioning didn't feel right for the hand change. Top this all off with my newbie training partner confusing the heck out of me even more by grabbing my wrists incorrectly at times, and having the dynamic energy of a brick wall, and you can see how my night ended: even more muddled.

With a more "pliable" uke and my own deduction, I can generally "feel" my way through a new technique such as this even if I don't get it spot-on --- with some flexibility and realistic attacking energy, one can usually rely on feel, logic and past experience/knowledge of similar techniques to "wing it" and head in somewhat the right direction, so to speak. But no such luck this time. Naturally, I laughed it off (as I do with just about everything), and uke at the very least found some amusement in my confusion.

But enough negativity. Putting myself down is just the easy route. The tough part for me is thinking and talking about the good things.


Um...my shikko and ukemi are decent.

Okay, so we all gotta cling to something.
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