Up To The Mountains

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

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Back to Basics

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

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After the Earthquake

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

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Setsubun No Hi

mame maki 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

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Prior to Enbukai

Today was strange, my mamachari was making funny sounds and the pedalling seemed to be more difficult than before, if it was a car I could say it’s due to the cold weather, however with some effort I managed to … Continue reading

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