Packing. Last class starts in 90 minutes.
Month: June 2013
Gimme That Old-Time Aikido
These are the lyrics to the song I wrote and performed for the Aiki Follies at the Aiki Summer Retreat 2013 in Quincy, California. The … Read more …
Instant coffee in a rinsed out yogurt cup. This is what happens when you’re up way too late talking with everyone about teaching ideas, Aikido politics in general bullshit.
I slept in this morning, unfortunately skipped the first class with Russell (which I was really looking forward to, darnit), and skipped going to breakfast, too. Working on finishing my song lyrics for tonight’s Aiki Follies, and then off to the first session with Frank Doran Shihan at 10:00. It’s supposed to be hot today (high of 91F), so drinking lots of water!
Way Late on Wednesday Night
A quick update at about 1:30 a.m. (actually Thursday morning), with some highlights from the day: Wrapping teardrop-shaped energy around Uke in a very cool … Read more …
Michael Friedl Sensei, doing an exersize very much like the “NO!” exercise we do it our dojo. He shared a great story about the younger sibling of one of the kids in his children’s class, using this technique on the kid’s mother, who was trying to catch the kid to change his diaper.
Friedl Sensei has a wonderful infectious enthusiasm. Very expressive teacher!