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Old 07-08-2013, 05:41 AM   #9
phitruong
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: Aikido in the Park

we do most of our weapon works outdoor on various surfaces: on parking lot, on grass (quite slipery when wet with morning dew), on dirt, near trees that droped large round seeds on the ground that make stepping interesting. we learned to pick up our feet and not to take large steps. you can't drop quickly to your knees on gravel or cement without feeling the pain. you learned to relax your hips, knees and ankle joins. you learned to be more aware of your surrounding. the elements usually conspired against you along with the bugs. it's fun to do stuffs outdoor.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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