Tuesday, January 30, 2007


I was dragging before warm-ups were over! I stayed with it, though, and didn't sit down very much. We worked on iriminage and sumi otoshi. Timing.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Confluence and Blending

We worked with ryokatatetori - grabbing both wrists - kokyunage and some henkawaza tonight.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Katatetori Variations

We worked through some basics, tonight, with our new crop of students (some with experience, some without). We used the tenkan entrance to a katatetori attack into ikkyo, iriminage, kaitennage, nikkyo, sankyo, even gokkyo.

Weight: 301

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Basics and Birthday Rolls

We worked on katatekosadori variations, tonight. I don't know if it was the lack of practice because I was sick or the new BP meds that made me woozy but I had to sit down too often. K.S., visiting nidan, took her birthday rolls with us, tonight.

Weight: 300

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

New Session

We had a full mat tonight with lots of newcomers. We worked on extending ki and some simple techniques based on that. It felt good to be back on the mat.

Weight: 300

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Guest Speaker

I worked late, arrived late, started late. We worked on katatetori kokyunage until 7:30 then sensei introduced a friend that teaches the Alexander Technique. He walked us through the basis of A. T. and some exercises to help us feel it. It's hard to describe but it was interesting. Very compatible with Aikido, the way I see it.

Weight: 304