Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 9/05/09

Aikidokas: Tim, Richard, Brad, and Sal.

Ukemi: I watched Sal during his warm-ups and did a little warm-up of my own. I actually took a self-imposed big fall as part of a demonstration for Brad, iirc. the landing wasn't great, but I walked away from it.

The Walk: Twice, as usual.

Releases: Watched Brad and Sal work on them


We tried another drill for working on Shomen-ate. Uke stands in front of tori and goes up on his toes, tori attempts to strike uke just when uke's heels touch the ground. Sal did ok. I did poorly. Weird.

It seems like there should have been something else, but I can't remember it.

Aftermath: The hip joint issue is still in play.