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Last class I was the fist saterday at our new location. I knew going into that it was probly going to be crowed and "off" conpared to normal, becasue it was the fist childrens class. I figured the people involed in that would probly be off, the kids would have to get used to the new place and so would there prents. They would also be reminded of how many have now lost he oprtunty to trin, becaeu of the change in time and location.
My mom and sister took me the the dojo, becaue they were on there way to purches a gift for my granfathers brithday on sunday. They came in and saw the new place. I was somewhat suprised that there was a litte aire of aphensiveness and confusstion, muttled together. However, there was more of air of all is well. I do fremily belive that Aikido has that power to teach you to just be in the moment and not wory. Anyway, so class started, my family went and did erronds. I took my shoes off , and I was going to put them in "my box" but some kids took it and for a mint being "asburgus" this relly buged me. However, I did set my pick a new spot.. Thow somepart of me still wanted to say thats my spot. ( I like knowing somethings are concent in this ever chinging wold). The point itn that is that when I went onto the mat I as disetracted. We were told to strech, so I did half hartly, still eying my cubby, did not help that I was aprghesive about my family gathering and thouse wanted even more litte things to be the same. However, sisay then siad ok time to do rolls, I gooten predity good at doing froward rolls. I can sorta do back and dubble slap rolls but I would nto say I am at all good. I was trying too foclose in my rolls insted of a slily lite box. I did get myself to focose on my rolls by talking steep by steep and prection approch. I found that I was relxing when I as doing this,, I found that as I did so I was able to relly feel what the amisfer was of the dojo. which was actuly alot happyer then I had firest even thought. I deced I would try to do backward rolls, and then one of the senor students siad also , that I shold. He then preced to come over and try to guide me throw the steeps. I knwo I ddi nto suced , but I stred to relze what I was doing worng, wich is a big inporvement for me. I then got to work with a yongster on my teques, wich he isad I knew well, I was probly readdy for my test. I felt bad for him thow because , I am so low bult wise I did nto relly hep him and he was trying to go for blue belt in adult class. WHich ment that sisay was going to pick on him to getr him reddy. ( his mom is also an instrutor of the childrens class, so , she was there) I was glade thow that if even a chaild ( not to put down his skill in anyway) could see I was readdy , mabby its time to ask sisay for a pritice test. I thinking that if I can I will ask one of the fellow students on monday whom seems to pick apart teques to make them better , but tells me what I need to inporve ot test me and then I see if I relly know it! I got the conncetion back to aikido and the dojo. I also am kinda anoticign that a dojo is much like the word church. In that church litterly means the people , and dojo kinda semms to mean that as well.