Archive for December, 2011

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011


ten.
I’ve gotta confess to loving the Karate Kid movies… cheesy as they were. Somewhere in all the cobra-kai silliness and over-acting, Mr. Miyagi actually had a lot of good things to say.
The last couple of weeks in class we’ve been working on a technique in which the breathing is key to performing the technique correctly.

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Sunday, December 4th, 2011

kyū
nine.
Ukemi: That’s how I roll.
I mentioned previously that one of my first realizations when taking my first Aiki class was that I was probably going to be spending a lot of time falling down.
Ukemi defined (roughly, crudely): basically means “to receive body” or, “to receive self.” In aikijutsu, we call the [...]