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So after three months of no class due to taking care of my darling daughter, I'm back on the mat! It felt really good to be at Iaido today, and it made me realize how much I miss martial arts, and Aikido in particular... Still.. first things first, I need to get back into my routine!
Zazen felt pretty damned good today - although I got more numb than usual. In addition, I found that my wrists are pretty stiff these days - that will be rough to deal with if/when I ever get back to Aikido.
Now if I can only get back to calligraphy class.. and get that new job.
So.. starting Shodo (calligraphy) with my wife, and the Iaido continues. Still, I miss Aikido. We'll see what happens with this job, and also with Hawaii... and of course, with January! I'm not sure when I'll get back to Aikido, but I'm still learning things relevent to it I suppose. Still, ganbarimasu!
So today was my first Iaido class with an actual Iaito.
What a difference!
It seems that there is so much that I need to work on all the time. Ah well, I guess that's how I know that I'm learning.
With regards to my other training, when I walk down the street, I pull from the center and leave the rest follow slightly behind. I'm still trying to get my center to drive my arm movements, but my posture seems to be improving.
In addition, when I was sitting zazen today, my leg didn't get as numb. I really need to work on being able to sit half or full lotus though instead of indian style.