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Last Sunday was a special weapons class for white rose aikikai, taken by Sensei Riley and Sensei Derrick - we covered the Bokken kumi tachi (1-5), it was a great class.
After last nights class however i was feeling a frustrated with myself, Sensei John Edge (2 circles Aikido) is taking through their Shodan syllabus - very mentally intense, where you break down a technique to its core elements, parts of which i understood, and some were new concepts - 'bomb shelters', 'base supports' and 'compression'
All this is wrote down and then Sensei watches and makes his notes on your sheet.
After the class i was quite disappointed with myself, i didn't sleep well thinking about it all.
This Aikido journey has many ups and downs, with obstacles to overcome and problems to solve........then again i suppose if it we didn't care so much about it, it wouldn't bother us so much.