Thursday, October 30, 2008

Too Far Out of Shape!

I missed Sensei's birthday on Tuesday. Ah, well.

I got to class on time tonight and ran myself ragged again. I have lost so much stamina! Aargh!

We worked on ushiro attacks tonight. Ushirodori kokyunage, iriminage, sankyo, jujinage, etc. Good stuff but I spent most of the evening watching everyone else work out. Very frustrating. Going once a week is too much and twice is not enough!

After class we took Sensei to Kiku Ya for sushi for his birthday.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Aikido - Test Prep

Showed up late and quit early - stomach nausea/pain (stress?).

Started with hanmi handachi practice - nage kneeling, uke standing - with shihonage and sankyo. We then did the same techniques standing up. Next, some multi-uke combinations leading toward randori practice.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Aikido - Small Class Tonight

I arrived late and faded quickly.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Aikido - Yokomenuchi Shihonage

Ed was promoted to nikkyu so now he's wearing a brown belt. We started with yokomenuchi shihonage, one of my favorites. We then started working on using udefuri choyaku undo as the taisabaki for shinonage, kokyunage, sankyo and more. I'm so far out of shape that I need to work in a group of three or I get winded during the first round! I ended getting so tired that I got sloppy that my hand slipped on a sankyo ura fall and I pushed my right shoulder a little to far. No major pain but it definitely feels like it was slightly dislocated.

Monday, October 06, 2008


Elliptical Trainer: 20 minutes, level 6, Pace from mid- to high-40s, HR in the 130s (started at a slower pace to keep it there.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Aikido - Nikkyu Test

I'm back... but pooped! Ooof!

E.L. tested for Nikkyu tonight.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Gym - 9/1/2008

Elliptical Trainer: 20 minutes, level 6, Pace from mid- to low-40s to keep HR under 153