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well lesson was super hard last night.
I turned up to class and dropped off Brent Sensei's book on Zen training (Good read by the way and also very well written).
I got changed and Joost (Brown belt) turned up followed by Rene and Paddy, there was also Gerald and Weak Wrists (Spanish dude) training in Jiu Jutsu so this was to be a large class.
We started class by climbing the ropes and then into the warm up (Paddy took this one).
We then did the rolling thing, over and over until you feel sick and want to just sit down for a second, that is until he calls your name to count the rolls for the class.
We then did a type of Kata, names escape me so I cannot tell you which one. Joost took the left side and Weak wrists took the right.
Then we went on to the four directional throws and then the second version where you turn in the end.
Then we did a third version and then on to Jiu waza. This was taken first by Brent Sensei and Joost. I like to watch Brent take Jiu Waza as this gives you a nice taste of just how good some one can get and also how Beautiful and devastating Aikido can be. The Brent attacked Joost, this is also nice to watch as Brent can fall so well and it is almost like watching a human bubble float and land..
Then it was Gerald and Paddy...
Then Rene and myself.
My girlfriend wants to join and Brent said that he would really like her to as the Dojo is only male testosterone filled at the moment and we need a female presence there as this would calm things down a little.
We all received a Shinkendo Aikibujutsu Badge for our dogi's and a welcome letter and a pin, which was nice and we then all went home super happy.