Today was a weird day, but a great keiko. Sensei said that before the Edo era people used to go to the mountains to practice by themselves so other’s can’t see their techniques. A fight would usually lead to the … Continue reading
These days it’s very hot and I’m very busy with my work. The constant sweating does not seem to be good for my skin. Skin on my feet and hands is peeling in chunks… Today we had training from 10 … Continue reading
I was just going to leave my flat as I needed to go to a conbini when the big earthquake started. I just quickly grabbed my wallet and keys and run out of the building. After the tremor stopped I’ve … Continue reading
Today we did the bean-throwing tradition (cleansing/spring/lunar new year), sensei said in iwama aikido instead of saying “Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!” (evil get out – good luck come to me) we say just “Fuku wa uchi!” as we don’t have any evil/negative spirits.
We got a new member today 14 years old girl, ex-kendoka. We did only taijutsu the whole practice, no weapons. I’ve learned again some good stuff. Continue reading