Saturday, July 17, 2010
8:00 am - Sensei Jaime Obrecht: Capital-Lincoln
9:00 am - Sensei Cathy Colin: Woodstock Aikido
10:00 am - Sensei Mike Martin: Capital Hill Aikikai
11:00 am - Shidoin Bob Poresky: Capital-Syracuse
12:00 pm - Shihan Clyde Takaguchi: Capital-Silver Springs
Well, the Rochester Pheonix Aikido club was well represented as you can see. Be sure to ask Vic about the "monster" margaritas...where are Min and Mike?...at the cool kid table...they weren't coooooool enough to get their picture taken by your intrepid correspondent...haha.
We all went to dinner at a nice local Chinese buffet...as you can see all the "cool" kids got to hangout at the big table...ha!
PS: Special thanks go to Sensei Asim for doing the leg work and heavy lifting that made this all happen...the CAF brain trust joked that he is now coordinator for life...ha!
Bill Plank!!! Why? You ask...because he blows minds!!! Today he used the most humbling martial tool of all time...the JO!!! He did a post-mortum of Takaguchi Shihan's class using the Jo to "clarify" what the core of his lesson covered. Sensei Plank defined the theme of the class as: "spirals...most people associate circles with Aikido...but circles are closed shapes...spirals are infinite...." Yeah like I said...mind blowing.
The theme of Sensei Millar's class was....hanmi, hanmi, hanmi. Specifically, his lesson was, in classic Capital Aikikai fashion, the ability to change hanmi with your hips without using your feet...awesome class!