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well it was my first Saturday lesson back from holiday and sickness.
I arrived at the usual time and got ready and was met by "Old guy" who was surprisingly happy to see me and we chatted about how my holiday was and how Scotland was and everything was the usual Saturday. Then in came "Clog wearing guy" who was super happy o inform me that he was now 5th Que. I congratulated him of course and everything was normal. Then in cam "Moustache guy" and followed by the "Talkie brothers" and then in came "Old lady of the streets" and "Bald black guy".
I could not believe it and then the thought crossed my mind that the grading where just over and every one was super charged and this would die down after a month or so and then we will be back to normal lesson style.
We started with the usual entering and turning whilst holding your hand.Then iriminage and ikajo. We did something really cool which was an entering technique followed by a system where you could throw from at least 6 or 7 different angels which all had to do with here you stood.
A very hard lesson and "Moustache guy" was very hard on me and was super back in this lesson and I think he was just taken back that I returned and it knocked him a little. I will get him back though.
Rene never turned up as he is still sick and feel's not 100% but I think he has lost interest. Maybe I am wrong but you never know do you.
Well after two weeks holiday and then one week off due to a dentist issue.
What can I say getting back was great! I saw all the usual faces. I was surprised to see "Moustache guy" sneak in and get changed very quietly and not as loud as he usually is,but I just carried on watching the people.Then in spilled three young kids and they joined the group.At this point I thought things had changed and I had come at the wrong time or something...
The lesson started with some fun as it seems that "Kick boxer guy" had passed his black belt test and had trouble with his Hakama and this created a stir.
The lesson was taken by "Yoda" ,who was on fire, and said that this lesson would entail grabs from behind. This was super cool and the first one was an entering technique where you spun the assailant around you and then entered and dropped him,I kind of had troubles with this.
The second was a different one where you did Ikajo,kind of easy!
The third you did sakajo,easy. and the forth you did iriminage,which was amazing as I supplely dropped in to a really good groove and my partner noticed this ...surprising!!
Then we stopped and did some work with swords which I find very hard to do but it was fun none the less and I know sword play is very important for aikido.
We did one where you drew the sword,whilst stepping with the right foot.then turn a little to the left and stepping in with the left and cutting.Placing the sword back whilst stepping back with the left!