Friday, November 30, 2007

Gym 11/30

Lifecycle - 10 minutes on level 5 at 85 rpm. Feet feeling better

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Aikido - Munetsuki Variations

Sensei awarded J.B. the rank of rokkyu. Since we had a new student in class tonight Sensei did some basics through warm-ups, stretching and aikitaiso. We worked with munetsuki, tonight, starting with the basic kokyunage and iriminage then on to sokomen iriminage. He also worked in some tanto munetsuki for T.D. and M.L. for their impending ikkyu test. We finished with some randori for those of us testing soon. I felt pretty good about mine.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Aikido - Rokkyu Test!

J.B. tested for rokkyu tonight. I thought the test went pretty well. Before that we started with shomenuchi tai sabaki and then worked on lots of shomenuchi kokyunage and iriminage variations. We did some interesting varitions and applied them to shomenuchi tanto attacks.

My feet are still sore from Saturday's class and they're aching more, now. Plantar fasciitis is no fun!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Aikido - Test Prep and Bokken Tai Sabaki

Sensei taught today to help a bunch of us get ready for testing. We've got two ready for ikkyu, me for sankyu, one for yonkyu and some others but I'm not sure who or how many or what rank. Suwariwaza (techniques from a kneeling position) is giving me fits but I can do it. After class, some of us went outside to work on the latest version of the bokken tai sabaki.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Aikido - Munetsuki and Test Prep, Part II

We worked on munetsuki variations again tonight: kotegaeshi, sankyo and more. Sensei is hoping to hold several tests on a Saturday in December.

Gym 11/15

Lifefitness Elliptical: 15 minutes, level 5, cadence high 40s to low 50s, heart rate: 140

Weight: 308

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Aikido - Munetsuki and Test Prep

I got back to Aikido, tonight, after way too much time off. Got pooped out a bit but did an okay randori at the end. We worked on munetsuki variations: ikkyo, nikkyo, kokyunage, kaitenage, and sumi otoshi. K.M.'s sandan certificate arrived and Sensei presented it tonight.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Gym 11/7

Leg press: 3x15 @ 160 lbs (80 lbs/side)
Leg press toe raises: 3x15 @ 160 lbs (80 lbs/side)
Triceps pull-downs: 3x15 @ 60 lbs
Lat bar rows: 3x15 @ 70 lbs
Lifefitness elliptical: 10 minutes, level 5, cadence 50 (last minute "sprint" at 55)

Monday, November 05, 2007

Gym - 11/5

I've been doing poorly on the eating front as well and it's had a financial cost. Back to making my own (better) food. Back in the saddle...

Lifecycle: 10 minutes, level 5, cadence 85, heart rate: 140

Weight: 308