5.26.2017

Aikido Thursday Night - 5/25/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, Adam, Bao, Willie, and Laura

Ukemi:

Basic stretches and no falls for me.

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

I watched and worked with Adam.

Techniques:

Laura and Willie worked together on 5-10, and 12


Commentary:

None of note.

5.25.2017

Aikido Wednesday Night - 5/24/17 - Clear Creek Aikido

Aikido players:

Just me

Ukemi:

Basic stretches.

The Walk:

About 10 times.

Releases:

None tonight

Techniques:

I worked on my basic walking skills.  Next a series of regular attacks with the jo.  Followed by a couple of loops around the dojo with the attack for "hi otoshi".  More regular attacks.  Straight attacks with the bokken, attacks for Ai gamaeate, attacks for oshi taioshi, attacks for shihonage.

Commentary:

Another night at the new location.  I worked out for about an hour or so, occasionally venturing into the lobby to make certain no one was looking for aikido.

 I expect student(s) maybe this Saturday or next.

5.24.2017

Aikido Tuesday Night - 5/23/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

John, Adam, and Ben

Ukemi:

Basic stretches and a complete set of falls

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

I worked with Ben, who did quite well for such a raw white belt.

Techniques:

Adam and I worked on our Yon Kata work, running through that once each.

Then, I was uke for Adam on his San Kata work: kneeling (8), standing (8), knife (8), jo (5), bokken (5).



Commentary:

Just a bit sore the next morning.

5.23.2017

Weekend update

Friday:

Drop the Flex off for bodywork at McRee - took a long time
Lunch at Habanero's with K
More pictures for ebay
NBA Playoffs

Saturday:

2 hours of yardwork: mowing/weedeating the ditch, spraying poison ivy
Class at new dojo - but unable to get into the building
Nap
Dinner at El Centinela with K

Sunday:

Blueberry pancakes
Nap
Work on the ramp for WFC
NBA Playoffs

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 5/20/17 - Clear Creek Aikido

Aikido players:

Just me

Ukemi:

None.

The Walk:

None.

Releases:

None

Techniques:

None 

Commentary:

No class.

First Saturday at the new location.  I knew it was likely no one would show up, but I thought I would be able to get into the dojo.  I did not have a key and the dojo was locked up tight.

5.19.2017

Aikido Thursday Night - 5/18/18 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Adam, Bao, Willie, and Laura

Ukemi:

Basic stretches and a few falls

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

I watched and kibbitzed as Adam worked with Tabitha and Bao worked with Willie

Techniques:

Bao and Willie worked together on 5-10

Adam and I worked with Tabitha on her balance.


Commentary:

None of note.

5.18.2017

Aikido Wednesday Night - 5/17/17 - Clear Creek Aikido

Aikido players:

Just me

Ukemi:

Basic stretches.

The Walk:

About 5 or 6 times.  I lost count..

Releases:

None tonight

Techniques:

None tonight

Commentary:

First night at the new location.  I knew it was likely no one would show up.

Aikido Tuesday Night - 5/16/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

John, Adam, Bao, Willie, and Laura

Ukemi:

Basic stretches and a few falls

The Walk:

Twice.

Releases:

John and I watched and kibbutzed

Techniques:

We started out the evening with a Blum line for kote gaeshi.  It went pretty well.

Adam and I ran through the kneeling portion of Koryu Dai San.  I made it through my portion.  We made it up to Shihonage for Adam.  We then ran through Koryu Dai Yon to finish the evening.


Commentary:

None of note.

5.15.2017

Weekend update

Friday:


Lunch at Habanero's with K
NBA Playoffs
Saturday:

Errands at: post office, and bank.
Also drove to the dojo to see about picking up a key, but it was not there for me to pick up
Nap
Cleaned up the shop
Dinner at El Centinela with K
Sunday:

Up early to make some rolls for lunch
At V's for Mother's DayNBA Playoffs
Astros vs Yankees

Aikido Thursday Night - 5/11/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, John, Adam, Bao, and Ben (a new student)

Ukemi:

Basic stretches and a few falls

The Walk:

Not tonight

Releases:

Not for me tonight

Techniques:

Adam and I ran through Koryu Dai Yon.  Our second run through, at the end of class, was quite good. 

We also did the bokken, jo and tanto portions of San Kata. Everything went pretty well, I think.

Commentary:

None of note.

5.10.2017

Volleyball, 2-1

Opponent: Bumping Uglies

We won a match!  Our first win of the season on our last match of the season.

21-17, 15-21, 15-9. Just a good night for us.  Amanda and I did a good job serving out the end of the first game.  I got a couple of kills in.

5.08.2017

Weekend update

Friday:

Put some items up on ebay
Late lunch at joe's with K and the in-laws
Stopped by a place that might be a good place for a dojo
NBA Playoffs

Saturday:

Up early to drive to Austin
Arrive in Austin and go through a guy's Roger Zelazny collection
Drop prototype box off at Mike's dad's place
Drive home
Dinner at El Centinela with K
NBA Playoffs

Sunday:

Blueberry pancakes for breakfast
Inventory new acquisitions
Make some Bread Pudding
NBA Playoffs

5.05.2017

Aikido Thursday Night - 5/4/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, Adam, Bao, and Ben (a new student)

Ukemi:

Basic stretches, but no falls

The Walk:

Twice tonight

Releases:

Not for me tonight

Techniques:

Adam and I ran through Koryu Dai Yon.  Our second run through, at the end of class, was quite good.  the first one we dilly-dallyed a bit, picking bits and pieces apart.

We also did the bokken portion of San Kata.  That went fairly well.  I had issues with the attack for technique #4 in that series, as I always seem to.  I had to work on it a bit.

Commentary:

None of note.

5.03.2017

Volleyball, 0-3

Opponent: Hot Mess

14-21, 8-21, and ?-15. (or something similar) As usual, we were never really a threat to win any of them.  Still, we played well, but they played much better.  their hitters were amazing and practically life-threatening to us.

5.02.2017

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5.01.2017

Weekend update

Friday:

Solo lunch at Habanero's
Caught up on some episodes of Legion
NBA Playoffs

Saturday:

Up early to go retrieve the truck from McRee
Take mower over to rental
Off to sean's for voice over demo recording
NBA Playoffs
Sunday:

Mow the back 40, creek and the front ditches
Turn some pens
Nap
NBA Playoffs
Assemble some pens
Watch a portion of "How to Train your Dragon 2"