Thursday, January 03, 2008
Aikido - Sankyu!
Sensei promoted me to sankyu tonight after my test on December 22nd. Woo-hoo! Tonight, however, I was completely out of breath the whole night though, somehow, I didn't end up sitting out much. After stretching and warming up did some ukemi practice in the form of ryotetori kokyunage. Then we worked on yokomenuchi variations from the different taisabaki. Sensei also put M.R. (testing this year for shodan) and S.W. (testing next week for nidan) and P.H. (testing this year for nidan) through some paces. We all took turns with mini-randori starting on our feet but spending a portion of our time working from our knees.