Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > AikiWeb AikiBlogs > Susan Marie's Blog

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 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!

Susan Marie's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-23-2005 10:31 AM
Susan Marie
Blog Info
Status: Public
Entries: 36
Comments: 3
Views: 26,198

In General Ice Maiden Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #9 New 12-07-2004 08:09 AM
December 7, 2004, Ice Maiden

During class last night we did more morote dori techniques…kokyunage, iriminage, udekime nage.

Sensei used me as uke for the first technique which was just doing the opening tenkan for the techniques with morote dori. When I grabbed his arm he looked at me and said, "Your hands are like ice. What's that saying? Cold hands, warm heart? Your hands are freezing." Smiling, I rubbed my hands on my hakama, then rubbed them together and blew on them to warm them up, drawing a chuckle from the aikidoka.

After class two of the senior students helped me with my test preparation. We treated the practice as if it were the test. My uke and I lined up in seiza and I was called to the front of the dojo, by the uchi deshi who was "Sensei" and then my uke was called. We bowed to O'Sensei, "Sensei" then each other.

The techniques were called out in no particular order. There were a couple of 5th and 3rd kyu techniques among the 4th kyu testing requirements that I am covering. At the end of my "test" we did the bowing in reverse and then some fine tuning suggestions were made. It went by quickly. And I have to say I feel fairly good about my readiness. I was also told that if for some reason I start doing the wrong technique, don't stop, finish it.

One of the aikidoka who was supposed to be testing for 1st kyu asked Sensei if he could take his test next year. He felt he wasn't ready. He returned to the dojo six months ago after being away for many years. Sensei gave him a three month reprieve.
Views: 330

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:27 AM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2015 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2015 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate