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Seeking Zanshin: Blood, Sweat, Tears & Aikikai Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-24-2005 10:53 PM
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One small gal + a dojo full of big guys = tons o' fun
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In General Grace and Power Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #190 New 09-30-2005 09:31 AM
...if or when I find a happy medium between both, I will be --- to put it mildly ---simply ecstatic.

I get a lot of folks telling me how graceful I look on the mats, but from what I can feel, it's all form and no function. Maybe that's exaggerating things a bit --- it's not all that bad --- but I'm still not satisfied. Thankfully, my ukemi (particularly breakfalling) has been improving a great deal lately so it's not like I'm completely bummed out about where I'm at right now. I'm feeling a great deal lighter, which I can either attribute to: looking at nage all the way through the fall, or certain wonderous circumstances in my life as of late that have made me feel...shall we say...like I can fly. :-)

Whatever the case, training these days is copacetic. I'm out every day, going at 100% and my energy levels are good. Even my last in-class practice test went pretty darn well. But still...the holy grail of balance between grace and power eludes me.

Perhaps once my Aikido feels to you like you're getting hit in the mouth by a sugar-coated brick, then I'll be perfectly happy. ;-)
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RSS Feed 5 Responses to "Grace and Power"
#5 10-11-2005 09:32 AM
jducusin Says:
"Maeukemi", I dunno 'bout the pillow-coated brick --- sure, it's nice and soft and all, but isn't as...tasty, ya know. ;-)
#4 10-11-2005 09:31 AM
jducusin Says:
Hey "lewpearson", At our dojo, a student starts learning to breakfall once they've started becoming somewhat proficient with other forms of falling (ie. front and back rolls), so students will often start breakfalling prior to 5th kyu. But that's just us. Best bet is to talk to your sensei and see when they want you to start learning how --- this often varies depending on the school and your own comfort and skill level...best of luck!
#3 10-04-2005 09:29 AM
lewpearson Says:
On the question of breakfalling...I'm a 5th Kyu...at what Kyu do you think I should start working on breakfalling...also... can you recommend a progressive way to learn breakfalling...
#2 10-03-2005 02:08 PM
maeukemi Says:
How about a pillow-coated brick? Cotton candy and other forms of sugar make this uke sick to her stomach.
#1 09-30-2005 10:47 AM
If the path ended, there would be a gathering at the end waiting for you, cheering you on. Alas, we all feel like you in some way or another. If we aren't wanting to make people feel like a sugar coated brick is hitting them in the face, we want them to feel like a cotton candy coated semi is hitting them in the face.
 




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