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Stepped the mast yesterday afternoon, one high dollar bill off of the plate, so things are a little looser now. So back to regular Aikido and journaling to match.
Monday night I went to Oakland Hills Tennis Club with Noel. He was standing in as sensei for Sensei Gorden Teckel. It was wonderfull training with new people. Lots of fun.
The people there, just like the people at our dojo ranged from brand new to shodan plus. There were 7 of us on the mat. There was one newer white belt who I was able to train with a number of times. It was wonderful, I could see her learning and taking in everything that I was saying. It was a lot of fun being the sempei and watching and feeling the other person learning.
One of the other people there was very quick and agressive in his Aikido style. It was interesting to train with him also. I learned things about my Ukemi that were good to know. I also learned that I still have some of the deer in the headlights issues with people that I don't know, and that I am no where near that magical state where I can feel the energy of the person coming in towards me the first time that they grab me and do the technique so that it fits their energy.
Great to have the boat less of a looming deadline and more of a sustained project. The feeling is more of one of flow and ease of life again.