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Old 06-19-2005, 08:49 AM   #3
MaryKaye
Dojo: Seattle Ki Society
Location: Seattle
Join Date: Dec 2003
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Re: Poll: How physically comfortable are your aikido classes?

Once in a while we do a class with no ukemi at all (endless work on one drill, weapons, etc) and I feel like an addict who has missed her dope. What is it about ukemi?

Other than that, well, it varies with temperature (we have no air conditioning, just a fan in the window), technique (yonkyo just isn't comfortable), and how well I'm doing that evening. Once in a while I have a day where I just roll like a brick, and we have a hard tatami mat so this isn't pleasant.

Most of the time, though, I come out feeling a lot better physically (and otherwise) than I went in.

Mary Kaye
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