Aikido Friday Night - 07/30/10

Aikidokas: Tim, Trey Brad, Sal and Dan.

Ukemi: I got  full warm-up set in, no big falls.  The bike bruise did quite a bit of healing over the past week.

The Walk: Twice. 

Releases: Worked with Dan.  We spent a bit of time on this.  At one point we did some work on how to move in aikido: with the ball and big toe of the foot always in contact with the floor, the heel should not be a stake in the ground.


Trey and I did quite a bit of work on aikinage and ushiro kube gatame.  These techniques have uke going around in circles.  We did quite a bit of work on them, so I went in quite a number of circles.  I was a bit dizzy at the end of the evening.  Also, ushiro kube gatame is a choke technique, so the dizziness was exacerbated by a few well executed chokes.

Aftermath: A headache from the circling and chokes.