Thursday, August 16, 2007

Aikido - Flake Out!

I had an intense workout this morning and it was a hot day finished by installing a screen door. I was tired, hot, sweaty and I felt that I'd be sitting out before aiki taiso were over. I wanted to go, though, because it was K.S.'s last night before returning to school and she wanted to have a group photo. So I took my camera and tripod but not my dogi. As soon as K.S. started teaching (at Sensei's insistence) I was bummed that I wasn't dressed to play, too! She taught some very interesting spinning, blending moves from ryotetori and ushiro dori that led to powerful iriminage, kokyunage, nikkyo, ikkyo, kotegaeshi and koshinage techniques. Dang! Lesson learned (I hope).

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