7.27.2017

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Monday, July 24, 2017

7.26.2017

Volleyball, 1-2

Opponent: Bumpin' Uglies

The scores were along the lines of 21-21, 14-21, 8-15

Both teams started off less than full strength and ended up full strength.  Godd, solid play all around.

7.24.2017

Weekend update

Friday:

VO auditions
Oven repairman
Putt-Putt with K. and C.

Saturday:

Work on Ron's keyboard case
Aikido at Trey's
ArmadilloCon work
WFC work
Dinner at El Centinela with KWSOP on TV

Sunday:

Work on Ron's keyboard case
Nap
Steaks grilled out by in-laws

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 7/22/17 - Trey's place

Aikido players:

Trey

Topics:

We worked through techniques 8, 9, and 10.  Discussing, tweaking, exploring and figuring out approaches to teaching.

7.23.2017

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Friday, July 21, 2017


Thursday, July 20, 2017

7.21.2017

Aikido Thursday Night - 7/20/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, John, and Adam

Ukemi:

Not tonight

The Walk:

Not tonight

Releases:

Not tonight

Techniques:

Adam and I worked through his demonstration items. 

Yon Kata 1-14 went well

San Kata (kneeling) : issues on 4, 5, 6, and 7

San Kata (standing) : issues on 3

San Kata (tanto) : lots of uke trouble : issues on 3, and 7

San Kata (bokken) : issues on 4

San Kata (jo) : issues on 1, 2, and 4

Commentary:

I took a lot of wrist work this evening.  It got fairly jacked up for a bit.  At one point my body said "lie down or you're going to faint."  Weird.

Weekend update

Friday:

Dinner at Ninfa's on Navigation with K
Astros baseball game

Saturday:

Blueberry pancakes
ArmadilloCon work
Storms came through, so kept Tank company in the closet
WSOP on TV
Dinner at El Centinela with K

Sunday:

ArmadilloCon work
WSOP on TV

7.19.2017

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Monday, July 17, 2017


Sunday, July 16, 2017

7.15.2017

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Thursday, July 13, 2017


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7.14.2017

Aikido Thursday Night - 7/13/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, Adam, and Laura

Ukemi:

Not tonight

The Walk:

Not tonight

Releases:

I worked with Laura

Techniques:

Adam and I worked with Laura on 11-14. I worked with her until Adam showed up.  She was having enough of an issue working with me that we switched over to Adam so she could accomplish something.

Commentary:

None of note.

Aikido Tuesday Night - 7/11/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Adam, and Laura

Ukemi:

Not tonight

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

Adam and Laura worked together

Techniques:

Adam worked with Laura on 11-14. 

Commentary:

None of note.

7.11.2017

Weekend update

Friday:

Haircut
Lunch at Habanero's solo
Picked up beer
Picked up truck from McRee
Paid bills
Worked on shelf for coworker

Saturday:

Up early for college campus visits with K and D
TAMU visit
Lunch at Hullaballoo
Drive to Huntsville
Sam Houston campus visit
WSOP on TV

Sunday:

Jewelry class at TX/RX Labs
ArmadilloCon work
WSOP on TV

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Sunday, July 09, 2017


Saturday, July 08, 2017

7.07.2017

Aikido Thursday Night - 7/6/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, Adam, Laura, and Willie

Ukemi:

Not tonight

The Walk:

Not tonight.

Releases:

I worked with Willie.

Techniques:

I worked with Adam.  We ran through Koryu Dai Yon (1-14), and did pretty well.

Adam worked with Laura on 11-14.  Then we had Willie work with Laura on the same techniques

Commentary:

None of note.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017


Tuesday, July 04, 2017

7.03.2017

Weekend update

Friday:

Lunch at Habanero's solo
Mowed a good portion of the back yard

Saturday:

Mowed ditch and "Back 40"
Worked on shelving for coworker
Nap
Aikido at Trey's
In-laws grilled out steaks

Sunday:

Watch some Tour de France
Started and finished "Temping Fate" by Esther Friesner
Nap
Watch "Home" and Despicable Me 2"
Make salsa with veggies from reunion silent auction
Made peach cobbler
Grill beef/bacon/cheese burgers

Aikido Saturday Afternoon - 7/1/17 - Clear Creek Aikido

Aikido players:

Trey

Ukemi:

None

The Walk:

Not today.

Releases:

Not today.

Techniques:

Trey and I continued our investigation/theorizing on improvements in teaching aikido.  We worked on techniques 5, 6, & 7.  We played with the off-balances of #5 and explored it in more detail, finding planted heels and corner throws, etc.


We also came up with a possible new "kata" that will explore the footwork for the first five techniques before the students ever get to lay hands on an uke.  We want them to get very familiar with the footwork as one of the principle parts to a technique.

Commentary:

We played at Trey's house as the new dojo is under a contested lease status.  Maybe we'll hear word on some sort of resolution soon.

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Saturday, July 01, 2017