Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's Been Too Long.....Again

I'm trying to get back in the habit of blogging my training logs so here goes:

Saturday we began with walking and releases, then moved on to Junana 1-17. There are some days I feel like putting my yellow belt back on, and this was one of them. Junana 1 through about 10 felt pretty unsuccessful to me. 11 felt a little better, but 12 was the pits. On a positive note, numbers 16 and 17 might have felt better than they ever have before. We practiced "trickle-down aiki-nomics" on number 4, and that felt a lot better to me. Felt more controlled, and kinder to uke. We also added an ouchigari footsweep to number 16 when it wouldn't quite "go", and that was fun and effective.

We talked about the fine lines between effortlessness, efficiency, and effectiveness. That's a balance I'll be trying to find for a long time to come.