Thursday, April 12, 2007

Catching up on "The Walk"

I really enjoyed last night's class. We practiced tegatana, both the regular version and Pat's new "tooth brushing" version where all the turns are done in one spot instead off all over the mat (easier to do in the bathroom while brushing Pat says). The single spot turns helped in hanasu, especially in turn 5-8 because it exemplifies the "under a barb wire fence" motion of the techniques. That's, in numerical order; Hon Uchi Hanasu, Hon Uchi Ude Heneri, Gyaku Uchi Hanasu and Gyaku Uchi Ude Heneri for those keeping track.

Ukemi was a big part of lcass last night and i did really well. I felt confident about my aikido last night which was an awesome feeling. Ukemi was this major hurdle that just seemed insurmountable at times and it finnaly feels like i'm "there". Appropriately enough there's a seminar this weekend that should get rid of all that. Haha

Also.... Pat had an acident.


Patrick Parker said...

I'll bet you really enjoyed it, you sick bastid! You even had the gall to think i'd sneak-attacked you.

Andy said...

I belive your first coherent words were along the lines of "that's what i get....". Surely that must have been delirious talk. No worries though.. karma is a circle.

Patrick Parker said...

Yeah, but what I was thinking while I was lying there on the ground was "that's what I get" for just recently posting a series of articles on how to fall properly...

irony - not karma