2.17.2018

Aikido Friday Night - 2/16/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Laura

Ukemi:

Stretches, slaps, and rolls.  I actually did a fair amount of my preferred set of rolls to start the night.

The Walk:

Once.

Releases:

Laura and I each worked through our sets.  I had to repeat one.  I think it was a fifth release

Techniques:

We worked our way down from 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, and 7.  She did really well, and I took about 100 falls.  I expect to be sore on Sunday.

Commentary:

None of note.

Aikido Thursday Night - 2/15/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

John, Adam and Laura

Ukemi:

Self-directed warm-up.  We then did a bunch of throws of Laura for her to work on her big falls.

The Walk:

Not tonight.

Releases:

Not tonight.

Techniques:

We worked on the offensive jo portion of Koryu Dai San.  We spent a bit of time playing with the footwork for Oshi Taoshi and concluded that, shock of shocks, the working foot needs to move, not the non-working foot.

Commentary:

None of note.

Aikido Tuesday Night - 2/13/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Adam and Laura

Ukemi:

Self-directed warm-up

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

Adam and Laura ran through theirs tonight.  A few major issues for both.

Techniques:

Adam and Laura worked on: 14, 13, 11, and 10.  We skipped 12 because we'd already put a fair amount of stress on Adam's wrist with multiple attempts at 13.

A bunch of tweaks and adjustments to both folks techniques.  Just a little for Adam.  Laura is actually looking pretty good.

Commentary:

None of note.

2.12.2018

Aikido Friday Night - 2/9/18 - Wasabi Dojo

No students, so no class.

2.09.2018

Aikido Thursday Night - 2/8/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

John and Adam.

Ukemi:

Not tonight.

The Walk:

Not tonight.

Releases:

Not tonight.

Techniques:

I worked on the next portion of Koryu Dai Yon No Kata.  #s 15-20.


The techniques:

Migi-gyaku-gamae-ate
Hidari-gyaku-gamae-ate
Uchi-kaiten-nage
Sukui-naga
Ushiro-waza-kote-gaeshi
Jyugi-garami-nage
Tentai-oshi-taoshi
Tentai-hiji-garami
Tentai-sukui-nage
Ryote-mochi-uki-otoshi
Tenkai-kote-kugiki

So, these 11 finish off Koryu Dai Yon.  Still have lots of reps working with these and exploring them before I'm anywhere near where I want to be.

The last one was funky for both me and Adam.  We're used to the normal kote-kugiki.  The change in the hand position by tori throws off uke's thought process and willingness to take the fall.  As tori, it has me feeling like my hand is too far outside of my shoulder to want to throw this technique.  I'm sure this will be overcome at some point.


Commentary:

None of note.

2.07.2018

Aikido Tuesday Night - 2/6/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Adam and Willie

Ukemi:

Self-directed warm-up

The Walk:

Once.

Releases:

Adam and Willie ran through theirs tonight.  A few major issues for both.

Techniques:

Adam and Willie worked on: 3, 4, and 14.

A bunch of tweaks and adjustments to both folks techniques.  Just a little for Adam.  Still trying to get Willie to lighten up

Commentary:

None of note.

2.05.2018

Aikido Friday Night - 2/2/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Laura

Ukemi:

Not tonight.

The Walk:

Not tonight.

Releases:

Not tonight

Techniques:

Laura and I worked on the following techniques: 1, 2, 3, 13, and 14.

At the end, we did some more big fall practicing on the crash pad.

Commentary:

None of note.

2.02.2018

Aikido Thursday night - 2/1/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

John and Adam.

Ukemi:

Not tonight.

The Walk:

Not tonight.

Releases:

Not tonight.

Techniques:

I worked on the next portion of Koryu Dai Yon No Kata.  #s 15-20.

I had lots of issue, mainly with #20 (Jyuji-garami-nage).  I never got the hang of properly intercepting uke's hand when I should with my right hand.  Adam's hand always got caught between my right shoulder and my neck.  Working with John, I managed to get the technique.  So, it's working with Adam that I have the issue.  Gong to have to work on that a bit more.

Commentary:

None of note.

1.31.2018

Aikido Tuesday Night - 1/30/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Adam and Laura

Ukemi:

Self-directed warm-up

The Walk:

Once.

Releases:

Adam and Laura ran through theirs tonight

Techniques:

Adam and Laura worked backwards from 5 down to 1 tonight.  Adam tori'd all 5 first and then Laura did the same.

A bunch of tweaks and adjustments to both folks techniques.  Just a little for Adam.  For Laura, I swore I saw smoke coming out of her ears.

Commentary:

None of note.