Re: Howard Popkin in Sacramento Memorial Day Weekend !
I want to that Howard Popkin Sensei for a wonderful seminar, Geoff and Adam of Two Rivers Budo for hosting the event, and all my new and old friends on the mat who showed up ready to be generous training partners.
This isn't aikido, but it is close enough that when Howard demonstrates how the internal aspects are woven into the waza it is easy to see/feel how to apply it to one's aikido (not to easy to do, but, hey, that's why we train...).
Things are broken down and explained, very concisely, then felt in the body, then practiced sometimes with multiple partners.
Eye opening - points to new directions for me, for sure, and highly recommended.