As you can tell from my profile, I'm "out of action" right now - which is probably why I have the time for "virtual aikido".
Not sure how much to tell about myself, I started aikido here in Dublin at Whitefriar's about three years ago. I then returned home to Canada and trained at Shohei Juku Aikido Canada (formerly Pacific Aikido Kensankai) for a year. I uprooted and went travelling. I visited Australia Aikikai Brunswick Dojo a couple times with warm reception while in Australia. I then returned to Ireland just in time for a seminar with Mary Heiny Sensei at Whitefriar's last september, and have been out of commission since last xmas (insert sad face here) with back troubles.
It breaks my heart that I can't train.
That may sound silly in typefont, but what can I do?
So now I am doing yoga every morning, trying to coax my back into healing, and I am developping a short workshop for the up and coming Ladyfest Dublin called (well, the title's not deffinate) "Protective Awareness: An Introduction to Self-Defence Aikido".
Anyone who has suggestions for aikido/self-defence philosophy/"tactics", I would be most greatful to hear.
hmmm...maybe I should post this in teaching & training then...