Friday, January 18, 2008


Still recovering wrist-wise, so I now have a handy wrist support that doesn't do a whole lot, but it does remind people that kotogaeshi is not my friend right now.

This AM class was tiny, due to many people taking off for the long weekend early. Sensei let Denman and I just work out continuously for a good half hour, a nice wake-up. Then we focused on details of movement for katatetori nikkyo and just doing ki flow exercises--how to move uke's hands using ki flow. OK, now maybe I'm ready for a little nap...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


The last couple of weeks have been slow on the practice front. After taking my lumps on the slopes during my first snowboarding experience, my wrists were both a bit sprained, especially the left. Ukemi training does little to help when your feet are anchored to a board. As a result I have been taking some healing time off the mat. I will be back soon though.

I have also decided to limit my practice to mornings in Carrboro until April. This still gives me 3 mornings of practice a week and Sensei teaches on Fridays.