Holmes King (holmesking) wrote:
I train in Iwama Ryu Aikido at Capital City Aikido in Montgomery, Al. Started training in February.
Just a small nit: "Iwama Ryu" is an overloaded term that I don't, personally, use. In the strictest sense, it's an organization or collection of organizations that came about due to situations that we in the U.S. don't have. Do a web search on "Iwama Ryu Scandanavia" or "Iwama Ryu Europe" for more information.
Through the Takemusu Aikido Association, we're part of the Aikikai just like the USAF, ASU, AAA, CAA, etc.
Stylistically, as we discussed last night, we have a mixed heritage but focus on the Iwama "style" or what I think of as "the Iwama pedagogical method".
As far as the diabetes go, if you went a little slower vice training like a banshee the way you do, it might lessen the impact.
Seriously, I've thought about shortening classes, taking breaks, etc. to make things better for everyone. Drop me a line about what works and what doesn't.