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Creation Date: 02-23-2005 06:34 AM
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In General Light speed lesson and an unhappy ending.... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #11 New 07-01-2004 05:57 AM
Hey,

well Wednesday class was, how can I put this, FAST!
We had the Holland game so the Sensei said this would be a fast class and should pay attention but for a beginner like me that is hard!
We started with a warm-up that I could not keep up with and that lasted less then five minutes.
We then went on to Heaven and earth throw which was demonstrated four times very fast and then off to do the technique. We then went on to (I think you call it Gaku Game ate) and then on to other techniques. At the end of the lesson we had to go to two groups and do all eight techniques one after another entering and turning...so hard!

It was a good lesson but a little too fast for me. I learned new techniques.
After that I went home and had to call my father as he needed to speak with me and he informed me that he has non Hodgkin Lymphoma - Cancer of the Lymph nodes. I am truly scared that he is going to die. I am also a m little confused as to what I am supposed to do.

Thanks
Tiyler_Durden
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In General "I think my knees are bleeding"....... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #10 New 06-27-2004 09:01 AM
Hey me again,

Well as i have forgotten to add in my piece from Wednesday this will also be a two lesson piece.

I will begin with Wednesday lesson.
Wednesday began with the usual knuckles warm up. Lots of good stretching and hard leg work followed be rolls and falls and turning techniques. Then the sensei cam on (Yoda as me and my friend have named him) and asked the class what they would like to practice?
Then from the ranks cam a call of suwarewaza!! Shock and horror! So we started with ikkyo on our knees. Much to my friends (René) surprise also. We finished that and followed on to ikkyo with a turn and then on to shihonage and then one where we stopped a knife attack and used a gokyo thing. then strikes to the head. Half way through my friend asked if my knees where bleeding yet. Also towards the end almost every one was complaining about there sore knees and aching toes. Even knuckles was standing at the end of the lesson.

What a great lesson had by all and even though my toes are still hurting and I have weird blood blisters on my knees I had a real good lesson.
I learned that being on your knees is very hard and you actually use much less movement. Your movement is not so much and you use more hand movement. I found that lesson one of the best yet the hardest!

Saturday Lesson.
I was alone at this lesson as René was surfing and was going to the Sunday lesson.
Saturday was the usual super stretching lesson held by ObiWan! The usual super ache inside your ...More Read More
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In General Old jiujutsu guy Saturday. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #9 New 06-20-2004 09:11 AM
Hey,

Saturday 20th June.

Well i awoke at 09:00 and made some eggs and bacon for brecky, nice!
I sat and watched morning cartoons and finished off reading "Angry white Pajamas".
Set off to class at around 11:15-am and met my friend there (René a very weird Newzeland guy who is basically my surrogate Brother here in Holland).

We where a little scared when we arrived as the Dojo was open and thoughts of the angry Hakama guy from Brussels ran through our minds but we were saved as they had just arrived early.
We saw a new face, an elderly gentleman who wore a very expensive looking Gi, with blue inside also full of different patches and other stuff.I noticed a Japanese tattoo on his left forearm and fear ran through me.

The lesson started at 11:30-am and the warm up was mostly stretching.We where rudely interrupted with the brothers Mc-gregor(Two young 20 year old guys who are either gay or just real tight buddies as they have matching tattoo's and earrings who like to talk all through the lesson about football, even during technique showing as you can guess i despise both of them and now enjoy throwing them as hard as my bad technique can muster).

The both got changed talking and joined the mat talking and joined the class and talked some more.We started off with a turning move which was easy. then we did an entering move which finished in Ikajo. I liked this as i did it very fast and eventually stopped the dopey looking guy from talking, success I thought.
...More Read More
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In General BS politics and sorry newcomers day ~sigh~ Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #8 New 06-17-2004 12:27 PM
Hey me again,

well Wednesday class...
What can I say ... it was a little different than normal as a different teacher took the warm up.
I am a watcher,I see a lot. This teacher was one of those guys who wants to be Japanese but is not.He wants to be known as the enlightened one, but is not.He wants to have the dojo presence like the angry hakama guy, but doesn't. This pains him greatly so he passes this over to anyone who trains with him.

We started the warm up with turns slapping our arms on our sides then we moved forward and backward shouting japanese. I knew this was not favored as i looked over to all the other hakama wearers and saw the look on their faces, not amused!!
We then sat seiza and did nikajo and others then he saw knuckles face and we then shook our hands above our heads for around five minutes.
why I truly have no clue but I was bored and noticed small hooks above the Aikido shrine, good to know for future reference.

We then did Heaven and earth throw.
a weird turning throw where the uke ended up with his arms crossed and thrown to the floor.

Then I had to train with Kickboxer guy!...ohh dear!
He slammed me into the mat like he was trying to plant me there or something!
I hurt today so bad...

The last part of the training was with 3 people practicing some entering technique and i had the displeasure of training with African guy who hates every one else but himself.

After class i sat and thought, then I realized that this Dojo has a ...More Read More
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In General Thursday and Saturday classes Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #7 New 06-12-2004 10:42 AM
Hey,

Well i did not add in Thursday class as we have guests from Germany staying over and now i am adding in todays class as i have a spare moment to do so.
Well Thursday class was given by "Knuckles" as i have named him as i do not know the sensei's name but i do know he cross trains in another art but what I do not know but one thing I do know is that it is a fighting style that usually leaves his knuckles open and bleeding most days thus his name knuckles. In the usual style of knuckles Sensei it is the usual warm up that could leave even the fittest sweating and a very technical lesson. We did entering from the side techniques. We had a very old and little woman who I underestimated and left me on the floor moaning from a very powerful throw, surprisingly enough also trained with some mad young guys who kind of shakily and aggressively tried his way through. Thursday lesson was very good and i learned an nice new entering way that i am sure not to forget.
Today's class (Saturday) was very small and consisted of 4 people. There was mustache guy who likes to go a little rough yet does not like it himself in return, nice old guy who always has issues with his knees and some old dude who had amazing technique. The lesson was on our knees and was very hard to do. I found myself unable to do Shihonage (Spelt wrong but you know what I mean) as i had trouble to move on my knees and do a technique at the same time.
Saturday was very good and we went right back to basics on ...More Read More
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In General Technically easy for a 14 year old.... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #6 New 06-03-2004 04:55 AM
Hey All,

Still wondering id anyone but myself reads this?

Well last night I went to Aikido and found myself very lost in strange techniques that I and most of the class could not do!

We started with the usual warm-up and stretching that lasted nearly half an hour.
We then did turns and then rolls.We then started the lesson with Chops to the head.

This I found had many variations which was good to learn something that is kind of not thought.We then moved to chopping the head and blocking an oncoming chop.

Then techniques form the chop and different ways to do this.
this is where everyone became universally stupid and no one could do the techniques.

We struggled with this over and over until the end of class.

Where the teacher wanted two people to attack one person and only using an entering attack (which name I do not know).

The first guy (Ex marine) was moving like a pregnant Yak.
The second guy (black belt and hakama)was too aggressive,and also was like a ballerina elephant.
The third was a girl (Has done Aikido for 15 years)was ok yet her distance from use was too large.
The fourth was me,I cannot say that I was good at all and moved like a tone!
The fifth was a 14 year old girl who had the grace of a butterfly and the technique that would impress any one watching.

I left in shame and disappointment.

Today looking back at last night I have learned that most of the technique is relaxation!!
If I relax and try not to think too much and us ...More Read More
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In General Fun times with Angry Yoshinkan guy. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #5 New 05-30-2004 05:40 AM
Hey all,

Well this Saturday I awoke very happy and looking forward to another great Aikido lesson. I got up and got ready and set off, wondering where Rene was as he never stopped by.
I reached the school and phoned René, who never answered? strange but never mind!
Rene phoned and was still in bed and was getting ready and was on his way all in one breath.
I arrived at 11:15am and could not believe that the Dojo was open and as I walked in I knew why as standing there was a little fat guy dressed in Hakama and throwing around a Naganata, Uber serious and kind of nasty looking.
I said hello and he replied with a GRRRRRrrrrrrrr....
My initial though was "oh dear this lesson is going to hurt" little did I know it would be much, much worse.
Every one arrived and got ready and the lesson was underway in a Very, very serious and scary way.
We started off with a Irimi tenkan move done in a Yoshinkan way with a nice Kiai and chop at the end to which no one could do as it was a "Beginners class" but never the less the Yosinkan guy did belittle all our techniques and efforts in one fall swoop!
None of us really cared and carried on having fun and trying with all our hearts to get the deadly Yoshinkan move out.
We then did an Ikyo move that still no one except the Yoshinkan guy could do perfectly, fun times as he came over and showed us where we where going wrong, slamming us into the mat with all his might and hurting us to the core, showing us a new dimension in PAIN!
Fi ...More Read More
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In General Fun times with Angry Yoshinkan guy. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #4 New 05-30-2004 05:12 AM
Hey all,

Well this Saturday I awoke very happy and looking forward to another great Aikido lesson. I got up and got ready and set off, wondering where Rene was as he never stopped by.
I reached the school and phoned René, who never answered? strange but never mind!
Rene phoned and was still in bed and was getting ready and was on his way all in one breath.
I arrived at 11:15am and could not believe that the Dojo was open and as I walked in I knew why as standing there was a little fat guy dressed in Hakama and throwing around a Naganata, Uber serious and kind of nasty looking.
I said hello and he replied with a GRRRRRrrrrrrrr....
My initial though was "oh dear this lesson is going to hurt" little did I know it would be much, much worse.
Every one arrived and got ready and the lesson was underway in a Very, very serious and scary way.
We started off with a Irimi tenkan move done in a Yoshinkan way with a nice Kiai and chop at the end to which no one could do as it was a "Beginners class" but never the less the Yosinkan guy did belittle all our techniques and efforts in one fall swoop!
None of us really cared and carried on having fun and trying with all our hearts to get the deadly Yoshinkan move out.
We then did an Ikyo move that still no one except the Yoshinkan guy could do perfectly, fun times as he came over and showed us where we where going wrong, slamming us into the mat with all his might and hurting us to the core, showing us a new dimension in PAIN!
Fi ...More Read More
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In General After 1 week away! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #3 New 05-24-2004 03:34 AM
Hey,

Well after a week off suffering from a severe cold and a throat infection I duly returned to what I can only describe as the best lesson I have had in a while!

I arrived before time so I could get changed and warm up a little,which is always nice I find.
This week it was the junior instructors turn to teach and also the week before the sensei from Japan had been over so they where all pepped up with new ideas.

We started with the usual warm ups and into the turning techniques.

But then the lesson changed and we did reversal techniques,amazing.

How when someone is doing Ikyo on you how to get out of it our change this into your technique.
How to get out of nikyo and make that your technique....

I had a blast! I smiled all lesson.

At the end he showed us how do do techniques on 2 people and all.

This was a very good lesson.

Looking forward to Wednesday.

T.D

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In General Lesson 2 and I hurt today... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #2 New 05-13-2004 03:13 AM
Hey,

well second lesson and I am hurting bad today!
I arrived there and met my friend also and we made our way up.
When we entered the dojo we got changed and noticed that the Wednesday class is far bigger than the Sunday class,but not to worry.
Then we noticed how many hakama's people where wearing and how man coloured belts people where wearing also,but also not to worry!
Class started with the junior instructor going through a warm-up that eve the Navy seals would be proud of,then off to turns faster than any person there could actually muster.

We then went on to techniques that neither beginner could do nor have chance to try to do as this was heavy training and you kind of had to know what you where doing also!

We then moved onto an entering teqnique that we all could do and have fun with,I even threw one of the seniors and got that look as if to say "Nice throw,do it again".

We then had two lines of people doing a teqnique on each other,which was good and also fun.

Then we did another entering teqnique but this time the junior instructor picked me and now the day after I hurt,I hurt bad and also had the A1 introductory into remembering how to fall!

This was a great class,I loved it!

Roll on Saturday.......

Tiyler_durden
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