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well we had a full class for once which was good, as there were plenty of people to practice with. usual round of warm ups then we started on tenkan which would have been good if my knee hadnt given out on me.
then we did that 'knee walkin exercise' cant remember what you call it.
then we went on to do this technique,wer we grabbed there shoulders creating a ring of energy,, and sensei applied this to us all but wen it came to my turn he threw me and i must have looked as if i was going to land badly cos he quiet roughly grabbed my arm and pulled me up.
then disaster struck wen he asked us to practice our ukemis, now you know im really bad at these and tend to cower in the corner wen asked to do them,but he calmly explaind i had to keep trying or i could get hurt wen beenig uke................... so i gave it my best shot and hey i did it and with his help i even did a near perfect backwards ukemi.
sad thing is we are having dojo problems that and not many people turn up, and sensei said he may just stop altogether which will be a shame i have come to like the people i train with and ok so he yells at me alot have even come to have respect for my sensei.
ok enough of this im gonna watch some tv andtry to regain feeling in my right arm back next week for more tales from the aiki side
mmmmmmmmmm we did this exercise with a jo were we had to spin it from side to side moving our centre slightly but keeping our head facing front , it was going quiet well until i lost grip of my jo and it went flying in the direction of our beloved sensei trouble was i didnt do it just once i did it three times , in the end i had to put my jo down before i killed some one.
we then went on to do my fav thing of all ..........backwards ukemi ok this i did or rather i tried to do but failed miserably at i think im gonna have to do more practice on this as its my one week point is my ukemi forwards i can do fine but backwards seems to elude me
we then went on to do taeno hanken (sorry if the spelling is wrong) mmmmmm ok now this went alittle better and after a few goes i was really getting the hang of it.
mmmmmm now doing streaching excercises at the end of class sensei asked us all to lie on our fronts i was lucky as he only stood on the guys backs but then he started patting our backs which sounds nice but it wasnt he did it so hard it took me ages to get up(i think he was trying to do some sort of massage on us)............................... but it hurt like hell ooooooooooooooooooo the pain oooooooooooooooooooo the agony so consiquently i think after a visit to our local spinal unit i should be up and running for next weeks installment of pain . ok take care my aiki lovers and wait for more installments of tales from the aiki side
mmmmmmm twas the nikkiyo before christmas and all up my arm, the pain was a creepin ...................ok ok i know it nearly xmas and im excited
as you may have guessed from my bad re write of 'twas the night before xmas' we were doing nikkiyo tonight i think i was doing quite well tonight not too many mistakes only had to be corrected twice to night which by all accounts is doing better for me, im battered and bruised but it was a really good class i really enjoyed it and cant wait for next weeks installment of pain ok take care my aiki buddies and keep alook out for more tales from the aiki side
well we had another torture session last night ......oh no wait a minute that was aikido we were doing sorry my bad. so any way some bright spark who shall remain nameless decided to ask our sensei if we could practice doing backwards ukemi ...........and what do i go do again oh yes you guessed it my bloody shoulder (but on a brighter note i actually managed to do the afore mentioned ukemi with out collapsing in an undignified heap) and we did forward ukemi too (yeay me i did it) also i noticed that the guys in my dojo seem to have lost there razors as i now have stubble rash on my arm from doing that technique were you bring your arm across there face (i cant remember the name of the technique so if any body who reads this can tell me what it is id be most greatful for the input ) bad bad mr sensei (who actally is a very nice man really (ok im creeping)) didnt even give me chance to uke for him properly as wen i went to grab him he moved outta the way and sent me flying before i knew what was going on and yet again spent most of the lesson yelling at me for doing the technique to fast or yelling at me to keep my back straight all his shouting he made me cry (i really dont like being shouted at) but i didnt let him see!
oooooooooooo yes but he did redeem himself some what by putting my shoulder back in to place so may be i should let him off with the yelling incident what do you think?
ok so it was aiki ju jitsu tonight and we were doing a backwards ukemi and i did it with such finess that i think ive seriously damaged my shoulder. and to cap it all panter sensei gave me a free flying lesson (ok tip for next class:wen panter sensei ask any of his female students to stand up im hiding in the corner!). ok so i really did enjoy tonights class pain galore but hey i pay for it so i should enjoy it. mmmmmmmmm i think thats about it for now watch this space for more tales from the aiki side
ok so i know i have not done aikido for a couple of weeks but boy was i nackered after just one warm up excercise last night. ok it was a good class last night but ouch did i get throw about by the guys, even my sensei saw fit to kick me a few times last night but hey i enjoyed it. ok i'll stop rambling on now and go do some house work (yeay) catch you on the flip side aiki lovers
ok so i havent been to either of my classes this week on account of poor little me being sssssssssssssooooooooo ill,there must be something going round, oh well my bones are safe for this week at least, its no fun when you cant do aikido as ive come to love it so much ok i'll stop my ramblings now as the anti biotics have kicked in and i'll see you all same aiki time same aiki place