Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Dust to Dusty

We have a seminar this weekend, so today is dojo cleaning day. With all the flying bodies, quite a bit of dust collects in every nook and cranny! Jason applied his industrial strength vacuum to the ceilings and walls while I cleaned a few of the ceiling fans.

I really missed working out over the Thanksgiving holiday. Actually, my brother and I went to the gym once and I got lots of walking in during our journey into DC, but Aikido practice supports me beyond just exercise. I could go on about the nature of our support for each other, but I will leave that as an exercise for the reader.

Over the holiday break I found myself questioning the purpose of this blog and its usefulness. Its purpose is to support me in my practice and to support any readers in pursuing their practice, whatever that may be. For now I believe it still supports my practice in some way. As for others, I don't know. If you are reading, my hope is that you might someday visit an Aikido dojo and find out if it might be for you.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Everything is Temporary

I am finding that I have not been blogging my heart out lately. A lot is going on. I have been spending most of my free geek cycles redesigning my BitWorks Music site which I now predict will go live in January.

So.. I will probably not be very much focused on my blog entries here for the time being. Training continues, but for now I will write less.

Friday was a well attended AM class. The usual suspects were in attendance. There is something about the first few falls on the mat, especially before I am fully awake.
It feels more like a splat than a roll.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Test Night

I had the opportunity to attend our fall kyu test (and apply my "expert" videotaping skillz) last night. Some really good technique, especially the sempai. Matt was having a great night and Shelley also. I found the randori (freestyle) as "scary" as usual. I should practice that more often. I imagine some of my sempai would oblige after an early AM class.