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Well for the last three weeks I have been super ill but even though I still have a chest infection I had to train as I was missing out of some great training time!
I arrived at the new dojo location which is nice, bigger and we now have the added benefit of using the equipment there which is nice.
I got changed in the change room and waited on people arriving. Rene came and then Brown belt and we chatted about things and then went into the hall.
We did a few rolls and then joined in with the Jiu Jutsu class to do some mad locks and throws.
The class finished and we started Aikido where Brent Sensei had a little amnesia and forgot the warm-up and stuff, this was nice to see that even Sensei can lose it some times,still human...
We then did the technique where you catch the arm,turn and throw them because the elbow is locked (Forgot the name but it hurts a lot).
We did that and then Sensei placed on into the middle of the mat and we all attacked him then each one was in the middle getting attacked by every one.
I wheezed my way through that and then we did the infamous cross your arms in front of you and then lay on your chest so you can't breath technique where I almost died!
Then Brent Sensei asked that we do 30 rolls one after another, but I managed 15 before I almost threw up.
Was a nice first lesson back, I missed it ...a lot!!
well On Saturday evening I was invited to the first dojo party of 2005.
We all received an e-mail with the directions and also sensei's mobile number.
We where all to arrive at 19:30 or earlier if you had plans, I arrived at 19:30 as I had no plans and kept my calendar open for this evening.
When we arrived (Me and my woman) we where met by Huge guy and his Japanese woman, little Asian guy, Brent Sensei and two cats.
Anette immediately joined in making the sushi as she is the best at it and I gave my resects to Sensei and looked around the flat.
To my suprise it was not as how I expected it at all, no shoji screens nor any swords on the walls, which I expected to see.
The flat was more of an office and nothing more yet one whole wall was Martial arts books and the other was Samurai movies and Shinkendo DvD's...
I was in heaven and then found out that you could borrow books and movies I almost peed in my pants.
We all sat around and watched a Euro sports martial arts demo and then a nice Shinkendo video and chatted away about the dojo and experiences, this was so much fun for me as I have never felt so much a part of something since the army and this was very nice indeed.
Then Brent Sensei sat down with us and toasted so we then all had a nice little shot of Sake.
Then another, then another, then another.
I had to stop as I was feeling kind of drunk and this is truly not my style.
So I calmed and went into the other room where Brent Sensei was showing his