9.25.2017

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Friday, September 22, 2017

9.22.2017

Aikido Thursday night - 9/21/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

John and Adam

Ukemi:

Normal slap.

The Walk:

Not tonight

Releases:

Not tonight

Techniques:

Adam and I both worked on our Yon Kata.

Then, we did a dry run of Adam's Sandan demonstration.  And it was quite nice.  John said if it had not been for one instance when Adam forgot the technique he was supposed to be doing and froze, he would have promoted him.

I agreed with John.  We both gave him a 90% grade on the set of techniques.

We then went through and improved things.

No changes on Yon Kata

On the kneeling portion of San Kata, we worked on Shihonage.

On the standing portion, I had comments on the first technique, the fifth technique, the sixth (which is the one he froze on), and the eighth.

On the tanto portion, the fifth technique.

On the bokken portion, the fifth technique.

On the jo portion, no techniques.

Commentary:

With a trip to DisneyWorld coming up, it looks like his demo will happen around the beginning of November.

9.21.2017

Weekend update

Friday:

First day after layoff from Dynamic CAFM
Not certain what else

Saturday:

Up early to head to San Antonio for WFC meeting
Stop in Luling at Buc-ee's
WFC meeting
Tested ramp for dealer's access to ballroom
Stored ramp in storage unit
Dinner at Arcena's

Sunday:

Up and on the road by 7
Home a little after 10
Rest
Football

Aikido Tuesday Night - 9/19/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

John, Adam, and Willie

Ukemi:

Normal slaps and a few of my usual falls

The Walk:

Not tonight

Releases:

Not tonight

Techniques:

Adam and I both worked through our Yon Kata.  We then had Willie uke for both of us on selected techniques.

Next up: San Kata Tanto.  I uked for Adam and then Willie uked for him.

Next up: San Kata Bokken.  I uked for Adam and then Willie uked for him.

Commentary:

None of note..

Aikido Thursday Night - 9/14/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, John, Adam, and Laura

Ukemi:

Normal slaps and a few of my usual falls

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

Randy worked with Laura

Techniques:

Adam and I worked through his: Yon Kata.  Laura then took over as uke and we had all sorts of teaching to do for both uke and tori

Commentary:

None of note..

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Monday, September 18, 2017

9.17.2017

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Friday, September 15, 2017

9.13.2017

Aikido Tuesday Night - 9/12/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

John and Adam

Ukemi:

Just a couple of my usual falls.

The Walk:

Not tonight

Releases:

Not tonight

Techniques:

Adam and I worked through my: Yon Kat.  john thought it was the nicest version of it that he;'s seen me do.  So, it went ok.

Adam and I worked through his: Yon Kata, Kneeling, Standing, and Bokken portions of the San Kata. 

We did do some breakdowns of a few of the techniques.  Kneeling - Kote gaeshi, Shihonage, Tenkai Kote Hineri.  Standing - Kote Mawashi, Gyakugamae Ate, Kote Kajiki,, Mae Otoshi (no.2).  Bokken - Mae Otoshi.

Still, pretty nice set of work.

Commentary:

None of note..

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Monday, September 11, 2017


Sunday, September 10, 2017

9.11.2017

Weekend update

Friday:

Work on roadie case
Lunch with K at Habanero's
Lots of time on the phone tracking down replacement oven or part for our current one.
Drove to other side of Houston for part.  Found that they were not the people that called me about said part.
Mowed yard

Saturday:

Finished mowing yard
Took chain saw to Gill's
Work on roadie case
Football
2 hours of edging the yard

Sunday:

Work on WFC
Work on roadie case
Nap
Football
Baked pumpkin cake

9.09.2017

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Thursday, September 07, 2017


Wednesday, September 06, 2017

9.08.2017

Aikido Thursday Night - 9/7/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

Randy, Adam, Tabitha, and Willie

Ukemi:

Normal slaps and a few of my usual falls

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

Willie worked with Tabitha

Techniques:

Adam and I worked through his: Yon Kata, Kneeling, Standing, Tanto, Bokken, and Jo San Kata.  It went pretty well, except for the first technique of the bokken section of San Kata.  For some reason (full moon?) he was just having real issues.  Out of about 30 attempts, he managed to get it about 6 times, and not consistently.

We'll see how it goes next week.

Commentary:

None of note..

9.07.2017

Aikido Tuesday Night - 9/5/17 - Wasabi Dojo

Aikido players:

John, Adam, Laura, and Willie

Ukemi:

Normal slaps and a few of my usual falls

The Walk:

Twice

Releases:

Willie worked through his releases with me

Techniques:

Adam and I worked through his: Yon Kata, Kneeling, Standing, Tanto, Bokken, and Jo San Kata

Commentary:

None of note..

9.05.2017

Weekend update - Post-Hurricane

Friday:

Stopped by the folks that took over MyDojo's space
2 hours of yard work - cleaned trash from creek, mowed side and front yard

Saturday:

2 hours of edging the yard
Nap
Dinner at Habanero's

Sunday:

2 hours of bow saw, clipping, and chainsaw work on the fallen trees
Nap
Aggie football - Argh!

Monday:

Tried to replace bulb in security fixture - fixture appears to be toast
More trash cleanup
Nap

Weekend update - Hurricane Harvey

Friday:

Tidied up the porch, moved all loose items into the shop.
Stopped by the library to pick up some videos for the weekend
Watched "Chef" - a pretty good movie, if somewhat predictable.

Saturday:

Cleared out trash from drainage ditches during lulls
Rain
Wind

Sunday:

Watched 6 episodes of "Boardwalk Empire"
Water got within 1" of coming into the house around 2:30 a.m. - 3:30 a.m.
Didn't get any sleep until maybe 7:30 a.m.
Rain
Wind
Watched "Cloud Atlas"

Monday:

Went in to work in the morning.  They sent us home around 10:30 a.m.  Had to find an alternate route home as the straight route was flooded more than when I went in.
More wind, rain
Slept very little

Tuesday:

Storm still around, did not go in to work

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

9.01.2017

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Tuesday, August 29, 2017