Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > AikiWeb AikiBlogs > Guy's Aikido Journal

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Guy's Aikido Journal Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-27-2005 01:33 AM
gstevens
Offline
rss2
This is a journal of Guys Aiki path
Blog Info
Status: Public
Entries: 217
Comments: 33
Views: 102,916

Entries for the Month of February 2005

In General A minor breakthrough. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #172 New 02-27-2005 01:33 AM
2/26/05
Seminar Aikido west, great day, learned a new way of doing Kote Gaieshi and an attack and technique based on a double lapel grab. Worked with Jan and Frank from Mountain wind! I like working with both of them a lot. There was a lot to learn in the Seminar. I think that I may have figured out where some of my wall in Aikido is coming in, and how to start processing through it. Stress related to getting it right, and fear of getting it wrong. Feeling that I am going to be letting the others around me down if I don't get it right, and feeling stress from some other areas in my life that I have FEAR in. I need to learn to see the signs of this fear before it takes over like it seems to have been doing lately. Learning to stay in the moment and in the flow of the momement and the energy is the only way to really be in control. I seem to have forgotten this. Today there was something in working with strange people and hearing some of the words that Sensei was saying in a strange environment that really drove the point home. It was great, felt like a large rock had been lifted off of my shoulders, and that there was something that was working in Guy's Aikido again.
Views: 305


In General Sankyo, how was that again? New Ukemi!!!! :-) Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #171 New 02-27-2005 01:32 AM
2/25/04
Ick what a icky class. Worked with Victor, Peter, Noel, and Melissa. Working with M on her test materials went well. Noel worked with me on the start of high falls, and another way completely to take Ukemi base on a seminar that he took while he was in England. It was really an eye opener on what was going on and the level of control that I have even as Uke.

Then I worked with Peter, and I managed to get him doing a lot of that Sankyo a very different way than what sensei does. Read sensei does the technique, Guy did a strange improve on the whole thing that was a mix of Ura and Omote. Sensei came by and corrected us and we got back on with it and all went well
Views: 287


In General Ikkyo revelations! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #170 New 02-27-2005 01:32 AM
2/24/05
Morning Class. Worked on a variety of stuff. Helped some of my kohi with their 5th kyu materials, and worked some on my variations which are required on my next test. Felt good to be on the mat, although my body is still feeling rather tired and run down from all the travel and the cold that I have had.

Sensei worked with me on helping my Ikkyo while I was helping some of the white belts with theirs. I need to make sure that I turn my foot to the outside of the technique, so that my center takes Ukes center.
Views: 315


In General Scattered Mind! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #169 New 02-27-2005 01:31 AM
2/22/05 Evening Class:
Worked with Melissa on her test materials. Felt really scattered in though because of a situation outside the Dojo. Found that it was not helping my training one bit! Felt off the whole class, wasn't on top of anything that I was doing, or anything that anyone else was doing
Views: 343


In General Back on the mat again. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #168 New 02-24-2005 09:44 AM
2/22/05
No mat time for Guy from the 1/6/05-1/17/04 as I was in Virginia finishing up some business. It all turned out good though and I was able to spend some quality time with my Dad to boot.

Back on the mat on the 17th, 18th, 21st and 22nd. This is open training month as Kyu tests are coming up on March 5th. M is testing for her 5th Kyu, so I have been helping her quite a bit. I have been working on Kaitan Nage most of the time in my practices, and a little on my Hanmi Handachi.

At first I thought that Hanmi Handachi was kind of strange, but after doing it for a while I realized that I thought that I was at a disadvantage when being down there and someone being up there. This was a wonderful realization which meant that physical size and location were linked to power in my mind. The entire idea of Hanmi Handachi in my mind shifted as a tool to make me less concerned with where I was in the physical sense and focus more on where I was in the mental and centered sense. For this Hanmi Handachi and Jo take away's are proving awesome.

Worked with Nikki on a variety of techniques, it is always fun having her as a training partner, she is wonderful in her Aikido, and wonderful to work with. In the process though I think that I have become an adolescent Aikidoka, and that I am more focused on the techniques, and getting things right now than I am on being kind and in the flow. This is frustrating me, and I can't see how to get out of it. Sensei warned me that I would ge ...More Read More
Views: 283




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:40 AM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate