Thursday, December 28, 2006

Low Blood Sugar!

I felt shaky like I had low blood sugar tonight. I ran out of steam several times. We worked on katatetori shihonage, yokomenuchi shihonage, yokomenuchi kotegaeshi, yokomenuchi sumi otoshi, yokomenuchi kokyunage, yokomenuchi ikkyo and a few others.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Multi-Sensei Night and Extravaganza!

Tonight, because they are replacing the carpeting in the Rec. room (where we usually work out), we held class in the small room in the front of the building. I arrived about 45 minutes late (working late) and was the 16th on the mat. Several came after me so it was a pretty crowded mat. Each of the yudansha got about 10 minutes to teach. Afterward, a bunch of us went to Kikuya Sushi for the First Annual Ryushinkan Holiday Extravaganza! Fun Aikido, fun food, fun people, good times.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Tanto Waza

Finally stopped coughing enough to practice (still coughing a little)!

Tonight, A.O. sensei took us through the tanto suburi and philosophy -- much different than bokken and jo -- and then we worked through the uke and nage skills for knife fighting. We all ended up with fore-arm bruised and sore knuckles but it was a good change-of-pace. It felt like some of my old fencing reflexes (poor though they were lo these many years ago) were more appropriate for this than the jo and bokken reflexes.

Weight: 303

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Still Coughing

I went to Aikido tonight but I didn't participate. My lingering cough is still getting in the way. C. got her rokkyu promotion and E.L. got his birthday rolls.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


I had a meeting tonight but showed up for the last ten minutes so I could see part of C.'s test. Her randori looked good to me!

Weight: 301

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ryokatatori Variations

After stretching and aiki taiso Sensei started us off with ryokatatori ikkyo. We followed that with kokyunage, ikkyo nage with and without a tenkan, nikkyo, and sankyo!

Yes, I flaked last Thursday and yesterday. I will also miss this Thursday for a meeting.

Weight: 300