4.19.2018

Aikido Tuesday Night - 4/17/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Willie and Laura

Ukemi:

I watched over the students

The Walk:

Once.

Releases:

Willie and Laura worked on theirs

Techniques:

Willie and Laura worked on 11 and 12.  Pretty decent evening.

Commentary:

None of note.

Weekend update

Friday:

Fabric run to High Fashion Fabrics
Beer run at the main Spec's
Students cancelled, so no Aikido

Saturday:

Up early to run to Spring sparkle
Folks I was running to Spring Sparkle for cancelled
Weedeated the creek and a bit of the hedge
Was supposed to have a sewing class at TX/RX, but I was the only student, so they cancelled
Dinner with K at El Centinela's
NBA Playoffs

Sunday:

Baked Oatmeal Cream Pies
NBA Playoffs
Pizza

4.13.2018

Aikido Thursday Night - 4/12/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Willie

Ukemi:

I got in a full set of my ukemi

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

Willie worked on his.

Techniques:

Willie worked on 11 with me as uke.  We did a bunch of work on footwork and hand positioning.

Commentary:

None of note.

Aikido Tuesday Night - 4/10/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Laura

Ukemi:

Just stretches tonight

The Walk:

Once.

Releases:

Laura  worked on hers.

Techniques:

Laura worked on 11 and 12 with me as uke.  We got through 11 and did one side of 12.

Commentary:

None of note.

4.10.2018

Weekend update

Friday:

Students cancelled, so no AikidoI spent the evening working on updates to art show helper for a convention that used it

Saturday:

More work on art show helper for the convention
Blueberry muffins
Banking
Lunch with K, mom, and Aunt G. at Mamacita's

Sunday:

Finished an Alex Gordon book: "Gideon"

4.06.2018

Aikido Tuesday night - 4/3/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Laura and Willie

Ukemi:

Just stretches tonight

The Walk:

Once.

Releases:

Laura and Willie worked on theirs.  Not a great evening.

Techniques:

They worked on 13 and 14 at 3 step distance.

Commentary:

None of note.

Weekend update

Friday:

Day trip with the wife and the dogs to take wildflower pictures
Aikido

Saturday:

Blueberry muffins
Dinner with K at El Centinela
NCAA basketball

Sunday:

I've forgotten at this point

3.31.2018

Aikido Friday Night - 3/30/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Laura

Ukemi:

I actually went through my complete set of warm-up falls.  It's been several months since I've done the complete set.

Laura did hers, too.

The Walk:

Not tonight.

Releases:

Laura ran through hers.  Probably the best set she's done, especially since she was working with me as her uke.  I'm notoriously difficult to work with.

Techniques:

I uked for 13 and 14.  Those went well.  We then started again at no. 1 from 3-step distance.  She was spot on on her timing when making the change from 1-step.  We made it through no. 7 at 3-step distance.  I was quite pleased.

We also did some work on Merritt Stevens.  We made it up to aikinage.  We'll need some input from Sensei John on some adjustments and tweaks to get the best performance on these.

Commentary:

None of note.

Aikido Thursday Night - 3/29/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Laura and Willie

Ukemi:

Basic slaps and some falls.  At the end of class we did some work on her big falls.

The Walk:

Once.

Releases:

Laura and Willie both ran through theirs.  And they did it within the time limit I had set.

Techniques:

They worked on 11 and 12 and did pretty well.  12 will need more reps, but that's always the case.

Commentary:

None of note.

3.26.2018

Weekend update

Friday:

Students begged  out of aikido
Run out to RevelCon to drop off my art

Saturday:

Blueberry muffins
Bagged yard waste
Sewing class at TXRX
Dinner with K at El CentinelaNCAA basketball

Sunday:

Run up to RevelCon to retrieve art
Grill out burgers
NCAA basketball

3.24.2018

Aikido Thursday Night - 3/22/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Laura

Ukemi:

Basic slaps and some falls.  At the end of class we did some work on her big falls.

The Walk:

Once.

Releases:

Laura ran through hers.  She had a really nice set tonight.  A couple of mulligans, but very nice overall.

Techniques:

I uked for:  4, 5, and 10 from Ju Nana Han Kata.
Commentary:

None of note.

Aikido Tuesday Night - 3/20/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Laura

Ukemi:

Basic slaps and some falls.  At the end of class we did some work on her big falls.

The Walk:

Once.

Releases:

Laura ran through hers.

Techniques:

We ran through a few of the Merritt Stevens kata

I then uked for:  1 and 2 from Ju Nana Han Kata.

Commentary:

None of note.