Well, I leave today for Marc Abram's dojo in New York. I'm really looking forward to this one. Marc has been training seriously with Ushiro Kenji Sensei and I hope to come away with some new insights of my own as well as teaching the seminar.
Howard Popkin Sensei said he'd try to get over to Marc's for part of the weekend as well, so I should pretty much be happy as can be all weekend with such friends around.
I'll be teaching some material which has been the source of my own investigations for some time now. We are going to do a lot of principle based, body centered instruction on how one receives the partner's power into ones center and how one puts power into the partner's center.
This will focus on complete relaxation and how one makes small changes internally in the body to give direction to the energy of connection. Also, how to use the neutral spaces in the partner interaction so that resistance isn't possible. Should be interesting for folks and it will be good for me to have some unfamiliar ukes to work with.http://www.aikiweb.com//blogger.goog...t.blogspot.com