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erikmenzel's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 05-11-2004 09:52 AM
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Entries: 39
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In General Shiho nage Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #19 New 04-29-2003 04:11 AM
It seems that lately there is more focus on training shiho nage in our dojo. Of course different techniques are practised but it definitly feels like shiho nage season. It is vey nice to do even though it seems like a v difficult technique for a lot of the beginners.
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In General Shiho Nage Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #18 New 04-15-2003 03:56 PM
Today we studied shiho nage with special focus on riai between unarmed technique and bokken.
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In General Atemi Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #17 New 04-15-2003 05:30 AM
Yesterday while training katadori men uchi dai sankyo my teacher showed us different atemi throughout the technique. I find it very frustrating to notice that my teacher probably has some kind of "sui getsu"-magnet in his fists. Even the softest atemi is spot on and I find my self grasping for air far to often.

Love hurts
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In General Tamura sensei seminar Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #16 New 04-05-2003 01:42 PM
Today I visited the seminar with Tamura Sensei. He is one of my favorite teachers. Especialy his focus on "RELAXING" is very nice. When he invites you to do the technique on him he is so relaxed that it is like running into a concrete wall or trying to push a locomotive.
His friendly smile and the little jokes he makes in french, so hardly any dutch person understands them, are always very nice. It is always a pleasure to have the experience to meet one of the favorite ukes of O Sensei.
I learned a lot today.
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In General Reigi Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #15 New 03-25-2003 03:27 PM
Yesterday we had a theory lesson about reigi, running the dojo and responsibilities of the (senior) students towards the teacher, towards the dojo, towards aikido, towards eachother and towards themselves
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In General Shugyo Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #14 New 03-24-2003 03:52 AM
Yesterday's training had as theme shugyo. It focussed on the differnt ways of approaching aikido and its training. The differences between renshu, keiko and shugyo.
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In General Makoto no Aikido Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #13 New 03-18-2003 05:33 AM
A nice theory lesson again. Focus on the background and philosophical context of Aikido. Looked at Confusianism, Taoism, Neoconfusianism, Zen budism and the relations of those to our western world.
Layers in traditional Japanese society were explored (Shi,No,Ko,Sho) and the differences between the moral standards as portrait by Confusianism and the implementation of those by the Samurai (with their Kiri sute gomen).
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In General Mitori Geiko Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #12 New 03-15-2003 08:25 AM
Knee hurt again, so I spent fridays class in Mitori Geiko. Very usefull
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In General Old dog, New tricks Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #11 New 03-11-2003 02:43 AM
In mondays lesson I finaaly found a way to tackle a problem I been having for weeks. Now I have to practise that a lot. I guess old dogs can learn new tricks anyway.
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In General Donovan Waite sensei seminar day 2 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #10 New 03-10-2003 03:42 AM
Sunday was the second day of the seminar with Donovan Waite sensei. I like the lessons from Waite sensei a lot but I am also quite amazed about what people pick up from Waite sensei. It seems like a lot of people confuse how it looks with how it is done by Waite sensei. It looks very powerfull, but there is no forced muscle strength in the techniques done by Waite sensei. Still you see a lot of people try to force the techniques, lots of muscle with crunching teeth and veins on their foreheads that nearly explode from their use of force.
We had great fun doing kaiten nage (soto and uchi), dai ikkyo and sokumen irimi nage (which a lot of people call kokyu nage). We ended with a bit of randori.

As a little side note: a found a nice and irritating 5th kyu Shihan. Yeah my own 5th kyu Shihan. Huraah
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