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I was at work and received a mail from Gerald who said that he had prior agreements and could not help out with today's training?
I was a little confused and scrolled down the e-mail to see what he was talking about and saw that our sensei was on holiday in Spain for one week? I had no idea what was going on and was a little shocked that I did not know about this before hand but I can also understand that every one needs a holiday so it was ok.
Gerald has stated in his mail that Jiu Jutsu was a little more aggressive and met his needs as a Man and that Aikido was a little more for the more feminine of the male species and that he could not help us out. This I knew would create a little more split in both groups yet this does not bother me in the least as I know how good I am at Aikido now and I know that Jiu Jutsu is truly not for me at all.
Jost arrived and me, Rene and Jost got changed whilst the Jiu Jutsu class finished up and we had the mats.
We went through the usual warm up and then on to Tai sabaki Ichi and Ni then Hiriki no sei ichi, ni and then Ushiro mawari ichi, ni.
We then did Tai sabaki ichi, ni and also touched on san which was very nice indeed.
We did Kihon waza Sankajo,kotageshi and hijiate.
We also did some other nice stuff which I cannot remember the name's of but in all a totally great lesson which I liked a lot even though there was no Sensei and only three people.
One thing I did notice was that the black belt for the shinkendo group only put away one mat at the end of the class. This is a little shit as every one in Shinkendo cannot start class until the mats are away, so basically the quickly they are away the quicker they start! Yet he hung around and did nothing until the class had all the mats away then he grabbed one!!!!
A bit of a shit start but a good lesson none the less.