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Trish Greene's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 10-21-2005 01:36 PM
Trish Greene
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Status: Public
Entries: 6
Comments: 3
Views: 23,809

Entries for the Month of October 2005

In General Sankyo or as I call them " Wrist breakers..." Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #3 New 10-28-2005 11:20 PM
I am trying to get more practice in duringthe week. Currently I practice twice a week but tonight I was able to make a third class.

Tonight Sensei was teaching some sankyo moves. The only thing I have to say about that after two hours of techniques is ...OUCH

I was nage for a gentleman tha wanted me towork for the move then uke for him as he wanted me to see what it felt like. (Sigh) I usually dont mind but tonight was such a rushed night for me. Between work and practice I went to a retirement party for a friend and got to the dojo with minutes to spare to change from party clothes to gi. Hence I didn't warm up properly like I normally do. I am usually there about 20-30 minutes early to get myself switched from work mode to learning mode and relaxed.

Thats the last time I try to do that!

Good news though, Sensei has applied for a new job and if he gets it he will be able to have weekend classes as well! Yeah!

Outside of the dojo though I am just thrilled because tomorrow I get to go buy a new flute... my other passion in life!!
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In General Working on Technique Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #2 New 10-26-2005 11:13 PM
Tonight was a really good class. I was trying to focus more on using my hips while doing the techniques and on keeping my center balanced. After a month of a half of training, I am finally able to get through the warmups at the same pace as the rest of the class and I don't feel like an ole granny walking up hill anymore (even though I am just 35 yo!).

The Sensei had me work with both the kids and the adults tonight. I think its because I have more patience with the younger ones that just want to be "ultimate Martial Artist". I reminded the one child that always tended to be a real heavy and hard hitter during practice that he needs to under true victory, victory over self! I reminded him about the best martial artists were always in control of their movements. I am hoping that sinks ina bit for him. I trained with the childs dad tonight too. He is controled in his movements but still makes you fight to perform the technique, he gives no quarter being your uke.

One of the other guys that I worked with tonight ( I seem to be the revolving partner tonight!) was a young teenage guy, but I think he wasn't comfortable throwing me around so Sensei had us change partners. It's funny, I don't expect to be treated any differently from the other guys on the mat. I am the only adult female that works out there regularly. I am trying to get the guys to treat on equal grounds and not hold back because I am "female".

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In General Working with the Kids Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #1 New 10-21-2005 01:36 PM
I am new to Aikido, just starting my second month into learning. My Sensei just opened his dojo about 3 - 4 months ago. The classes are still small right now and they are mixed classes of ages and abilities.

I don't mind the mix of ages and abilities. Being an older female (the only adult female training), but being new to the art, I find myself working with the kids alot. This is fine with me, I like the idea of "age teaching youth". But there are times when I really need to work out with someone at my abilities and ...height.. and will understand the technique a little bit better to work as an Uke.

Another issue I am having is the the younger 11yo boys are being REALLY aggressive when practicing their moves. More then once I have to tell them that I am their partner not their enemy, and to remember blending and harmony...I had one incident where a young guy really did a hard blow to my elbow while having me in a nikkyo lock and almost blew out my arm. The childs father works out with us, but sometimes I am afraid to talk to him about his son's aggression (and language on the mat) because I know his father is very strict physically with him, really focusing on obediance and consequences.

Anyways, I enjoy the kids but I need to work more with the adults since I am testing for my belt ranking in December and need to find an uke to help me. I practice twice a week and need to see if I can split one practice working with the kids and one with an adult. I think I wil ...More Read More
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