I have not posted a whole lot on my aikido journey on here but thought I would just share this latest.
I have been training now for about 2 months. Loving it more with each passing week, now that the initial pain and soreness and nerves have passed.
This past weekend our Dojo hosted a mini clinic with Sensei Mary Heiney. It was 2 two-hour sessions on Saturday which I figured I could manage to train at least one off them. I had so much fun with the first session I jumped right into the second as well after the lunch break. What an amazing teacher she is! I have really enjoyed the instruction I received from her over the past few classes. We were very fortunate to not only have the seminar but to have her with us teaching for two weeks or so. I know Sensie Garth Jones has taken many pictures which I am looking forward to seeing on the dojo website.
Of course having her with us means we have had many visitors from other dojos and I had the pleasure to train with quite a few of them. While I am still very new to aikido I have found that this week has really increased my appreciation and joy in this new hobby of mine and has only left me wanting more. As of tonight I have had 20+ hours of training. 9 of them in the past 5 days.
I only wish I could train this much every week. I leave the dojo feeling so much more energized and just good than I have felt in many years.
I offer a public thank you to Sensei Heiny for coming to our little dojo and being such an inspiration. It has truly been a great pleasure to meet ,and learn from you.