Tuesday, May 08, 2007


T. and I went to aikido tonight even though it was pretty warm. Yea, us! After warming up (more!) we started with katatetori tai sabaki leading to shihonage. From that starting point we did oyowaza variations to a lot of different throws. Didn't overheat. Did okay on the randori at the end.

Weight: 307 (after sweating!)

Monday, May 07, 2007

Back to Weapons Class

T. and I went to weapons class, tonight. We worked on some of the exercises that M.L. picked up at the seminar this weekend. They consisted of paired kumi jo where both people do the same moves. We had a good time although getting into that left side hasso no kamai was a bear!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Birthday Randori for S.J.

My ankle felt fine this evening. T. stayed home, ostensibly to do schoolwork. After warming up, we worked on tai sabaki - initial body movement in response to an attack - following each one with a technique. We worked on tai sabaki for katatetori, munetsuki, ushiro katatori, ushiro tekubitori, yokomenuchi and shomenuchi. The responses ranged throughout the repertoire; ikkyo, nikkyo, sankyo, iriminage, kokyunage, sokomen iriminage, kotegaeshi, etc.

I got pretty tired but managed to put in a small randori at the end. S.J. had two or three randori sessions for her birthday. She's also getting ready for her ikkyu test.

Weight: 304

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Dang Ankle!

T. went tonight, again. Woo hoo! My ankle hurt a bit this afternoon and it flared up in class so I had to sit out a lot tonight. We were doing munetsuki and tantodori variations like iriminage, kokyunage, ikkyo nage, katame nage, and sumi otoshi. I got to do a randori which went pretty well considering my sore ankle.

Weight: 307