Archive for September, 2005

Matt marathon

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Tonight will be the first session of this weekends Aikido marathon at the Phoenix Aikido Club. This Sunday is the Dan (Black Belt) grading, and as always there are special classes on Friday and Saturday. This means a lot of time on the matt over 4 days, and it will be the biggest challenge to [...]

Bottling it

Monday, September 5th, 2005

Towards the end of yesterdays (Sunday) class at Aikido, Sensei Brian asked me if I would like to have a go at a keiko (free practice)[1]. I haven’t done this since before my hip problems, around 5 years ago. I would have really liked to have had a go, especially as I have (mostly) committed [...]