Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the
world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to
over 16,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a
wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history,
humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.
If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced
features available, you will need to register first. Registration is
absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!
Well last night's class was one in a million!
I arrived as usual very early so I can get ready and watch or maybe join in with the ju jutsu class.
This time there was a Spanish green belt and some other guy with a blue belt.I watched intensively as they battled it out between each other crawling over one another all sweaty and breathless.Panting and gasping for breath as they grappled like two animals fighting for survival.
Rene came and I was very happy that he did as it has lifted his spirits up greatly after his bereavement, poor guy.
We got the mats out and was joined by four brown belts three of which I have never seen before and one who looked scary and dangerous.
We did the communal warm up counting in Japanese and then we did some foot movement, to which I once again found myself standing trying to copy what they where doing and very confused.
We then moved over to shihonage once again which I was super comfortable with and very happy to train with all the different types of skilled people we have in the dojo.
We did from pushing and pulling and from attacks and so on.
We then did jiuwaza! This was started by two brown belts which was nice to see then followed by two white belts where one guy landed on his neck and almost was unconscious.
Then two more brown belts where one guy almost got his wrist broken.Then Rene and myself got up and did some where we only remembered two techniques,sadly enough.