Aikido Friday Night - 3/20/09

Aikidokas: Tim, Trey, Kim, and Tom. We had two visitors watching us

Ukemi: Just watched over Tom.

The Walk: As usual.

Releases: Worked with Tom. His "attack" is still a little raw. That really highlights my issues. Also worked with Trey. Seems everyone was a little off tonight.


Ju Nana Hon Kata

Did some work with Tom on Shomen-ate. We worked on putting the whole thing together and it's coming along amazingly well.

I served as uke for Trey on a demonstration practice. He did really well. He almost got a promotion on the spot.

Owaza Ju Pon

No work on this today

Koryu Dai San No Kata

Worked on the first four for a bit with Trey as uke.

1) Oshi Taoshi - Trey came up with a suggestion to use the wrist as a tension point when I move forward

2) Gyakugamae Ate - No comments here.

3) Kote Gaeshi - Need a wider pivot as the attack comes in.

4) Ryote Mochi Sukui Nage - The initial off-balance needs to be not just back, but over the fourth toe.

Aftermath: None of note.