“The hands do not create power; they only give the power direction.” George Ledyard Sensei
Month: September 2012
A Lifetime on the Train
[This is not particularly Aikido-related, but I wrote it on a 20-hour train trip on the way to an Aikido seminar this past weekend. Since … Read more …
Look! There was room for a little yoga studio / dojo on the train. :-)
My first reaction to seeing it? “BWAAAHAHAAA! MINE!!!”
This used to be, I think, the Arcade Car – with crappy old video games, or maybe it was a baggage area. In any case, several of us found refuge down there, in the basement of the car. There was a guy who does Tai Chi, and has sciatica, who was as happy as I was to have found an open space to move and stretch. Several others dropped by, including a Mennonite family with tiny kids. A bunch of us hung out down there for the Atlas V launch, did some yoga, went through Aikido class warmups, etc. Every long-distance train should have a room like this!
I traveled from San Diego to Sacramento today on Amtrak, for the Weekend Intensive Seminar with George Ledyard Sensei at Two Rivers Budo. Great fun, and a beautiful ride! Very excited about the seminar – I’ve been wanting to do a seminar with Ledyard Sensei almost since I started training. But first, sleep. 24 hours awake is quite enough. Up again in 5 hours.
Hitting the Road, Again
Last weekend I participated in a seminar at my own dojo, with Sensei and a guest instructor – some of it at a retreat center … Read more …