8.21.2014

Volleyball, 0-3

We had 6 players, they had 4, but we still got toasted.  We played better as the evening went on, but lost all 3 games.

Ugh.

8.20.2014

Tweet summary on 08-20-2014 for the past 3 days


Monday, August 18, 2014


Sunday, August 17, 2014

8.18.2014

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at desk
Aikido

Saturday:

Blueberry pancakes
banking
post office
Aikido
Nap
Dinner with K at El Centinela
Banana bread

Sunday:

Work on straightening the shop for about 3 hours
nap
Little League World Series
Work on ASH
Baseball

Aikido Saturday Afternoon- 8/16/14

Aikido players:  Tim, and Mario

Ukemi:

Not today

The Walk:

Once

Releases:

Mario had me as his uke

Techniques:

The goal was to get Mario through all of his techniques.  The reality: we got through the first two techniques.

We spent a lot of time with body rise/body fall while he took me in a circle.  We broke out the Shinai for a little bit.  After he avoided it for a few attacks, I then left the shinai out to one side of the mat and had him take me off balance and then reach the shinai before I did.

Then I compressed those step and had him think about reaching the shinai before I did, but do a hip switch and throw me with Gyaku gamae ate instead.

Aftermath:

I was beat at the end of the session.

Aikido Friday Night - 8/15/14

Aikido players:  Tim, Dan, Mario, and John

Ukemi:

Got a full set in, was a little more careful on the ones I had trouble with last week.

The Walk:

Not today. 

Releases:

Not today.

Techniques:

John worked on 1-10 and Mario and Dan as uke

Dan worked on 11-14 with Mario and John as uke

Mario worked on 11-14 with John and Dan as uke

Aftermath:

None of note.

8.16.2014

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Thursday, August 14, 2014


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

8.15.2014

Aikido Thursday Night - 8/14/15

Aikido players:  Kim, Mario, and John

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

John worked on Waki gatame, Ude Gaeshi, and Hiki Taoshi with Mario

Kim and Dan worked on Shihonage, Tenkai Kote Hineri, and Kote Gaeshie

Aftermath:

None of note.

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Mesquite Grill
Aikido

Saturday:

Aikido
Crashed to rest my hurt shoulder
Dinner at El Centinela with K

Sunday:

Welding class at TXRXLabs
Fried catfish for K's mom's BDay
ApolloCon meeting

8.12.2014

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Sunday, August 10, 2014


Saturday, August 09, 2014

8.11.2014

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 8/9/14

Aikido players:  Tim, Trey, Mario, and John

Ukemi:

Got a full set in, but I had a massive failure setting up for one of my regular falls.  I plotzed face first and wrenched my shoulder.

The Walk:

Not today.

Releases:

Worked with John on his set

Techniques:

We worked on simulating getting attacked by a baseball bat and how to deal with that situation.  It's a tough one to deal with.

We also had a bit of a blow up between trey and Mario.  Mainly a misunderstanding between teacher and student that, hopefully, will not recur.

Aftermath:

 My shoulder is going to be iffy for a while.

Aikido Friday Night - 8/8/14

Aikido players:  Tim, Trey, Kim, Mario, and John

Ukemi:

Got a full set in

The Walk:

Twice as usual, but this time we did them facing another person. 

Releases:

Kim, Mario, and John worked on their releases  alternating ukes.

Techniques:

Mario and John worked on: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 13

Trey and Kim worked on Kote gaeshi

Aftermath:

None of note.

Aikido Thursday Night - 8/7/14

Aikido players:  Kim, Mario, and John

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

John worked on Oshi Taoshi with me

Kim and Marion worked on Kote Hineri and Tenkai Kote Hineri

Mario worked on Shihonage with me

Aftermath:

None of note.