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My Path Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 06-08-2009 01:55 PM
Linda Eskin
My path to and through Aikido. Observations on Aikido, fitness, happiness, horses, & life, by a 53 y/o sho-dan.

This same blog (with photos and a few additional trivial posts, but without comments) can be found at www.grabmywrist.com.

I train with Dave Goldberg Sensei, at Aikido of San Diego.
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In General Aiki Retreat Road Trip Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #125 New 06-10-2011 10:06 AM
On Saturday morning I head off on my big Aikido adventure of the year, a road trip to the week-long Aiki Retreat at Menlo College in the Bay Area. This is my first live-in, out-of-town Aikido seminar, and I'm really excited to be going! Summer camp! Woohooo!

The instructors are Robert Nadeau Shihan, Frank Doran Shihan, and Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan, and Mary Heiny Sensei. I've been in seminars with each of them twice before, except for just one seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei. I'm looking forward to exploring their teaching in more depth.

I've been keeping my to-do and packing lists in an earlier blog post. Everything is done except for vacuuming the car, putting on the new wiper blades, and printing a sheet of contact info in case my phone falls into a water trough or something.

I'll be taking two days to drive up, and two days back, visiting horsey friends along the way in Fresno, Livermore, and San Juan Bautista. Here's a map of my route, if you're into that sort of thing.

I plan to post a lot of photos, observations, insights, and other random blabbering at www.GrabMyWrist.com, from my iPhone, so my blog (only there, not here) will be rather busy and random for a while. Expect typos and incomplete thoughts! I'll be on the road June 11-19. I won't be checking email while I'm away, so use Facebook (I'm easy to find) or text messages (619 368-4333) if you want to say hi.

Hope to see you there!
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RSS Feed 5 Responses to "Aiki Retreat Road Trip"
#5 06-23-2011 11:08 PM
Linda Eskin Says:
Just to follow up, I had an insanely good time, Definitely planning to go again next year! I posted a few photos and updates on www.grabmywrist.com, if you haven't seen them yet. Still need to do a follow up post, which I'll have here on AikiWeb, too. Just didn't want to clutter this site up with tales of what I had for lunch, and how I arranged my dorm room. ;-)
#4 06-11-2011 01:57 AM
Diana Frese Says:
Wow really great teachers! And a really great student on the road trip to the Aiki Retreat....Enjoy! I love where I am but still, I'm envious too...
#3 06-10-2011 04:48 PM
ninjaqutie Says:
Good luck and have a safe trip!
#2 06-10-2011 12:58 PM
Linda Eskin Says:
Thanks, Carina. I've been to a guitar workshop in a similar format - staying at a small college, doing nothing but music for a week. It was really fun. :-)
#1 06-10-2011 10:15 AM
guest1234567 Says:
I hope you'll have a great time, I'll check your blog or facebook for news about how the seminar is going. I'm a little envious too, because I like that kind of seminars very much. Good luck and take care!

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