10.31.2014

Aikido Thursday Night - 10/30/14

Aikido players:

Mario, Dan, and John

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

Worked on the drill of switching hand grips from Kote gaeshi to Kote hineri and back again, with the foot work.  Spent most of the evening on that and then work on Kote hineri as a technique.

Aftermath:

None of note.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10.27.2014

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Otto's
Aikido
Started working on sourdough

Saturday:

Voted
Banking
Aikido
More work on sourdough
Weed-eated the curb and then swept
Football
Dinner at El Centinela with K.
Football
Baseball

Sunday:

Shop time working on the entertainment center
Football
Nap
Work on Banana breaad and sourdough
Baseball
Dinner with the in-laws

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 10/25/14

Aikido players:

Tim,  Dan, Mario, and John

Ukemi:

Just watched over the guys

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

D, M, and J worked on theirs.  It took forever.

Techniques:

We did some grip change drilling: Gaeshi to Hineri and back again.

We ran through most of the Ki Harry chains.  Showed the guys the set that involved 15, 14, 17 and 16.

Aftermath:

None of note.

Aikido Friday Night - 10/24/14

Aikido players:

Tim, Trey, Dan, Mario, and John

Ukemi:

Got a double set in tonight

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

None tonight

Techniques:

Trey suggested we do "monkey-in-the-middle".  Randori, in other words.  It went fairly well.  Everyone got a chance in the middle, even Tim.  When Tim was in the middle, he lost one of his tabi socks.  As I was attacking him, I picked up the sock and shook it at him.


We then had Dan work on 11-14

Aftermath:

Trey was showing some pinning stuff at the end, with me as uke.  I attempted to get out of a pin and when Trey reapplied pressure, my hip complained.  Loudly.  But, thankfully, just temporarily.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014


Friday, October 24, 2014

10.24.2014

Aikido Thursday Night - 10/23/14

Aikido players:

Mario, Kim, Marvin, and John

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

Marvin and John ran through Marvin's techniques

Kim and Marion worked through Kim's techniques

Aftermath:

None of note.

Volleyball, 0-3

We had our first match of the new season this week.  The season started last week, but we had a bye.  We played a team new to the league and got stomped.  They have 3 good hitters and manhandled us.

I tried to spike during warm-up and my right hip complained.  It's been aching, or needing to be popped for a couple of weeks.  Maybe this will help.

10.23.2014

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Monday, October 20, 2014

10.21.2014

Weekend update

Friday:

Aikido Seminar
Dinner out with the crew at La Forchetta

Saturday:

Aikido Seminar
Dinner with the crew at La Forchetta

Sunday:

Time in the workshop working on the entertainment center
Mowed the rental
Football
Dinner at Joe's with K

Aikido Saturday (Seminar) - 10/18/14

Aikido players:

Tim, Ray, Russell, J. W., Mike, Carla, Gail, Jeff, Phillip, Brian, Audrey, James, Dan, Mario, Kim, Marvin, Gail, and John (and probably some others)

Ukemi:

No organized

The Walk:

None today

Releases:

None today

Techniques:

The morning session was led by Jeff.  He worked on covering hands when someone is attacking.

Afternoon session was led by Carla and Mike. We did some basics from Goshin Jitsu, one of Tomiki Sensei's Judo/Aikido Katas.

I got to work with Phillip most of the day.

Aftermath:

Dinner at 888 Cafe

Aikido Friday Night (Seminar) - 10/17/14

Aikido players:

Tim, Ray, Russell, J. W. Gail, Jeff, Phillip, Brian, Audrey, James, Dan, Mario, Marvin, Gail, and John (and probably some others)

Ukemi:

Simple warm up slaps

The Walk:

None tonight

Releases:

None tonight

Techniques:

Ray Richards worked with us on simple ground work defenses.

I got to work with James Best for the evening

Aftermath:

Dinner at La Forchetta

10.19.2014

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Friday, October 17, 2014


Thursday, October 16, 2014

10.17.2014

Aikido Thursday Night - 10/16/14

Aikido players:

Dan, Marvin, and Mario

Ukemi:

Not on Thursdays

The Walk:

Not on Thursdays

Releases:

Not on Thursdays

Techniques:

Marvin and Mario ran through Marvin's techniques

Dan nd I worked our way through 1-10, spending a lot of time on Gedan-ate

Aftermath:

None of note.