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Another weeks training is done and I am feeling stronger, slimmer and faster.
Tuesday was Kyokushinkai night and it was so so. Not too hard, or too easy just average.I wasn't in a terribly good mood and that affected my training to a higher degree than I had hoped.
Wednesday was Aikido night and I met some new students that have started training in my period of absence and they really kept me on my toes. Their technique and their intensity was awesome and they really made me feel like I was the new guy. They reminded me that consistency and perseverance really are paramount in Aikido. We did a lot of gyakuhanmi techniques and some kotegaishi, iriminage, kaitennage and some bokken work. After training I was completely exhausted and sore. I have to remember to stretch before and after training.
Thursday was karate again and training was amazing. The sempai made us do various strength and stamina enhancing exercises and spent a lot of time on stretching, something my sore inner thighs were grateful of. We did various punches, kicks, and blocks and although it wasn't easy by any measure, it was still a whole lot easier than Aikido.