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Creation Date: 04-15-2003 08:42 PM
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  #22 New 08-14-2003 08:58 PM
Finally! I had to miss three classes! Arg!

So, I had my wisdom teeth out two Wednesdays ago...so instead of getting to go to class on Tuesday, they wanted me to work since I had to have the rest of the week off for recovery... So there go two...and then this week they had me work on Tuesday again (for some odd reason)...today I had off but they called and asked if I could come in. I said no.

And I was glad I did. Class was fun tonight.

Did some riokata dori kokyuho to start with...I personally think that one's boring, but it's still useful. But then I fell with my heel under my tail bone and that hurt the rest of class.

We did shomenuchi sankyo kokyuho (I guess that's how you'd say it) next...I worked with Sam...that was a whole bunch of fun, because we both got it quickly and started going at a good pace. Amazingly, after two weeks of nothing aikido beyond some stretches and reading Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere (which is a great book), I was going awesome rolls and breakfalls tonight! I'm not sore from them, for once! (Well, left shoulder is a bit sore, from the end of class...but up until then...)

Did some jo stuff tonight. It was interesting, but I still prefer bokken.

At the end of weapons class we did kokyudosa again...I worked with Josh and he said he wanted to try to get out of my pin...so I said be my guest. He got out of the first one, but when he tried to wriggle away, I managed to get a sort of arm bar on him where I was on top of his arm doing a sankyo to his hand. It was fun.

We tried it again and he managed to get his hand to my face so if anyone was keeping score I guess he gets points for a gouge...but I pushed him down and had my back to him with both of his hands in front of me while I bent his fingers all the wrong ways until he slapped (with his foot). Sure, a little out of the ordinary...and probably wouldn't be appreciated in some dojos, but I'm glad we can mess around sometimes...sensei was laughing, anyway. "I said kokyudosa, not aikijujitsu!"

It's funny how good of a stress reliever aikido is...


Well, I have my usualy Tuesday and Thursday off next week, so until then, I guess.

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