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It was the Christmas meal last night. Twenty of us turned up from various places... Including a guy I have never seen... he must go to the Thursday sessions!
2 pints of Cider and I'm anyone's... I am sooooo going to miss this class. I will try and go as often as possible but I'm going to be another 20 odd miles away and a class that finishes at 10pm will mean I arrive home in the middle of the night.
I've looked up the local club in the town I'm moving to and they seem, as Ry said, a bit drippy. It's all Ki development and "dynamic relaxation". say wha? "Dynamic relaxation"? what's that all about then? You mean we actually get to stand up and do stuff...? Crumbs. it might work for some but I'm the impatient type. Make me stand still for too long and I start futtering (pronounced footering by the way, Rd just could not pronounce it last night), that's Glaswegian for fiddling.
Thing is though, I guess that's the next stage anyway... the philosophical angle needs a bit of work, a bit of research, not to mention learning the history. If I want to be in it for the long haul I should know a bit more about it all.
I just don't know that I could handle not doing dynamic Aikido. I might as well take up meditation classes.
Oh well I will enjoy our Yoshinkan/Aikikai/Traditional version of Aikido while it lasts.
Have decided I want Ry and Rn on my desert island as well! How about an Aikido Island that would be good. Them plus the Sealed Knot who I barely know but like immensely.