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Be careful what you wish for

I have had to take a break from training this week, due to my lack of reactions while practising my aikido at the weekend.  It was a small class, just the four of us and sensei.  With me were two … Continue reading

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Home is where the jitsu dojo is

I miss training regularly in Jiu Jitsu. I haven’t been to my jitsu dojo for over a month, the current distance makes it too far away to go there and back in a night. But it was tonight, as I … Continue reading

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On being a bad uke

Either my Saturday Aikido sensei is reading my blog or he’s developed the ability to read my mind, because this week our training focused on the movements of uke.  Additionally  I was delighted at the range of feedback and discussion … Continue reading

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“That which yields. . .”

“That which yields is not always weak.” Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart.

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Making a good uke

Uke: Receiver of the technique.  (The person initiating the attack.) Ukemi: Receiving with the body.  Sometimes stated as break falling. Ukemi waza: Receiving techniques.   “50% of your time spent on the mat is an uke.  Learn to use this … Continue reading

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