4.27.2015

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Andiamo
Aikido
Still no water at home

Saturday:

Storms, so no plumber
Blueberry pancakes
Aikido
Dinner at El Centinela with K and the in-laws
Half Price

Sunday:

Still no water at home
Read a Pern book picked up at Half Price
Lunch with the family at Killen's BBQ
Lost power

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 4/25/15

Aikido players:

Tim, Mario, Marvin, Gail, Dan, and John

Ukemi:

Got in none of my own, watched over everyone else.

The Walk:

Not today.

Releases:

Not today.

Techniques:

We did some playing with random techniques.  Gail stressed out about not knowing what technique to do

Aftermath:

None of note.

Aikido Friday Night - 4/24/15

Aikido players:

Tim, Mario, Marvin, Gail, and John

Ukemi:

Got in a full set

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

Jon and Marvin, Gail and Mario

Techniques:

Mario, John and Marvin worked on 13, 5, and 4


Aftermath:

None of note.

4.25.2015

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Thursday, April 23, 2015


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

4.23.2015

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Springbok, after trying Mocando and Honeymoon Cafe and Bar
No Aikido
Massive storm

Saturday:

Blueberry pancakes
Did some cleanup at the rental, post storm
Did some cleanup at the house, post storm
Loaded up stuff for Spring Sparkle
Aikido
Dinner at El Centinela with K
Storm - K kept Tank company

Sunday:

Banana bread
Storm - K kept Tank company

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 4/18/15

Aikido players:

Tim, Trey, Mario, and Dan

Ukemi:

Did not get any in.

The Walk:

Not today.

Releases:

Dan and Mario spent a lot of time on the 5th release

Techniques:

I worked with Dan on a bit of the stuff from the seminar.  Mario and Dan worked on some techniques.

Dan wanted to uke for 17, so I did some work as tori.  Got a fair amount of critique on my performance.

Aftermath:

None of note.

Aikido Friday Night - 4/17/15 (cancelled)

Big storms in the area, probably the biggest storm since Hurricane Ike, caused us to not hold class.  3" of rain, high winds, etc. did a good job of clearing out the weaker branches in the trees.

4.21.2015

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Sunday, April 19, 2015


Saturday, April 18, 2015

4.17.2015

Aikido Thursday Night - 4/16/15

Aikido players:

Mario, Marvin, and John

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

We started the evening with the off-balance drill we explored at the seminar last weekend.  Mario and John did not make it to the seminar, so it was at least kind of new to them.

11, and 12 for everyone.  5, 9, and 8 for the respective aikidokas 

Aftermath:

None of note

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

4.15.2015

Volleyball, 0-3

Lost handily to the number one team in the league.  On the only two hand block I put up, I took a hard hit on the right hand.  The right shoulder complained quite a bit because of it.  The nice thing is the right shoulder did not complain about the act of attempting to block, just the actual block itself.  A slight improvement in behavior.

Weekend update

Friday:

Day off
Tried to start riding lawn mower.  Failed.
Left at 10 a.m. for Killeen aikido seminar
Arrived at 3 p.m.
Dinner at Golden Corral
Seminar from 7:30 - 10:30

Saturday:

Breakfast at hotel
Seminar from 10:30 - 1:30
Lunch at Mexican joint
Seminar from 3 - 5:30

Sunday:

Breakfast at hotel
On the road home at 9 a.m.
Home around 1:30

Aikido Thursday Night - 4/9/15

Aikido players:

Mario, Kim, and John

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

11-12, and 1 for everyone. 

Aftermath:

None of note

4.13.2015

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Saturday, April 11, 2015


Friday, April 10, 2015