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It was such a great feeling to be back practicing yesterday. Sensei Vic was very nice to me he started with the basics like ikkyo, kotegashi, shio nage, etc. Sensei also explained a little about muscle, and relaxtion. It was quite amazing as I grabbed his wrist he tensed up and I was able to feel his center and could be able to push him back. I then performed the same grab again and he relaxed. This time I could not push him back. I could not feel his center at all. Aikido never stops amazing me.
Back in action again on Monday! So happy to start practicing again. With the birth of my children it seems like I stop practicing more times than I start. I'm just coming of another year long hiatus. With my youngest son being born last August and being sick the first 6 months of his life and myself working my way through Barber college I didn't necessarily have time to practice. Well, my son is doing awesome I have since then graduated from school and I am slowly building my business (even though I still have a full time job). I have miraculously found a way to work 3 jobs be a father to my children, a husband to my wife and be a committed Aikidoka. I couldn't be more happy to have all these wonderful things and be able to practice Aikido. Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?