4.18.2014

Aikido Thursday Night - 4/17/14

Aikido players:  Dan, and Mario

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

I was evil.  I had them work at 3-step distance and do only left-sided techniques.  I also called out the techniques in Japanese (followed by the number from Ju Nana Hon Kata) just before they started the attack.

All things considered, it went well.  They probably want to kill me.

Aftermath:

None of note.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

4.15.2014

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Lacey's Deli
Banking
Aikido

Saturday:

Banking
Aikido
Dinner with K. and Mom and Pappas Bros.

Sunday:

Video work
Repair in-laws closet
Golf
Nap

4.14.2014

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 4/12/14

Aikido players: Tim, Dan, Mario, and Al

Ukemi:

None for me.  Watched over everyone else

The Walk:

Twice.  We spent a large amount of time in between the two reps working on how to walk smoothly.

Releases:

None today

Techniques:

I worked with Al and we went through 1, 2, 3 and 5.  He's good to go on 1 and 2.  He might be good on 3.  We need to see him work on 5 with other ukes.

Aftermath:

None of note.

Aikido Friday Night - 4/11/14

Aikido players: Tim, Dan, Mario, and  Al

Ukemi:

Got in a full set before class started.  Watched over everyone else.

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

Worked with Mario on his releases for most of the evening.  Also did some footwork work with him.

Techniques:

None tonight

Aftermath:

None of note.

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4.11.2014

Aikido Thursday Night - 4/10/14

Aikido players:  Kim, Dan , and Mario

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

We worked on Oshi-taoshi and Ude-gaeshi.

We did a little work  on tsugiashi (sp?) footwork.

Aftermath:

None of note.

Weekend update - AggieCon trip report

Friday:

Up and out of the house by 6:45am
I45 to Beltway to 290 to Brenham and then random turns for Bluebonnet pictures
Drove through Independence and a number of other small towns, but did not get a great collection of pics
Into Wellborn for lunch at Hullaballoo
Into College Station to check into the hotel
On to the Hilton for AggieCon
Quick pass through the Art Show: nothing of much interest.
Had dinner at C&J's with the Monkey House crew
Wandered through the MSC to check out the renovations.  Never managed to find the way to get to the guest rooms

Saturday

Breakfast at Kettle
Sat, read, and people-watched most of the day
Did get to a panel or two
Dinner at a Mexican restaurant near 6 and Boonville Rd (La Botana)
Took some pictures of Rudder Fountain

Sunday

Up to check out and get on the road by 7:30
Stopped at Rolf's for kolaches (very disappointing)
Home by 10

4.08.2014

Aikido Thursday Night - 4/3/14

Aikido players:  Kim, Dan , and Mario

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

We worked on the first 5 of Ju Nana

Aftermath:

None of note.

4.02.2014

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4.01.2014

Weekend update

Friday

Lunch at La Palapa
Aikido

Saturday:


Working on sourdough bread
Aikido
Satchmo time
NCAA basketball
Brownies
Dinner with K at King's

Sunday:

Sourdough
Pain Au Chocolate
NapMowing
NCAA basketball

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 3/29/14

Aikido players: Tim, Marvin, Gale, Dan and John

Ukemi:

Watched over everyone else.  Got a few falls in as demonstration.

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

Marvin and Gale worked together.  Dan and John worked together

Techniques:

Dan and John worked on Ushiro-ate

Marvin and Gale worked on Gyaku gamae-ate and Gedan-ate

Aftermath:

None of note.

Aikido Friday Night - 3/28/14

Aikido players: Tim, Dan, Mario, Marvin, Al, John, and Zach

Ukemi:

None for me.  Watched over everyone else

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

Each green belt got a white belt to work with.

Techniques:

Marvin and John worked on Aigamae-ate

Mario and Zach worked on Gyaku gamae-ate

Dan and Al worked on Gedan-ate and Shomen-ate.

I worked with Marvin on Waki gatame

Aftermath:

None of note.