Archive for the 'Martial Arts' Category

Adi & Cari

Friday, October 15th, 2004 | 08:57

One bright spot from my long (soon to be detailed) apartment closing was that I was in town for Adi and Cari’s tests at the dojo. Adi was testing … Continue reading »

First week of Aikido

Thursday, September 16th, 2004 | 15:26

It had to happen sooner or later, so I guess my third class was going to be it. The instructor, after the class was doing shomenuchi iriminage, said that … Continue reading »

More Judo

Monday, August 16th, 2004 | 16:49

This past Saturday was my fifth or sixth judo class at Oishi’s, but I got to play with a yellow belt on the ground (instead of the usual situation of … Continue reading »

Oishi Judo

Monday, July 19th, 2004 | 13:06

My teachers at Eizan Ryu jujitsu encourage their brown belts to go out into the world and look at different dojos, different arts, under the assumption that no one art … Continue reading »


Friday, April 23rd, 2004 | 11:55

I had my first class as a 2nd kyu last night, and it was more or less like classes I’ve had for the past couple months, only with less stress … Continue reading »

Swimming in the Ocean

Monday, February 16th, 2004 | 12:21

In the opening pages of Snow Crash, Stephenson notes that every man, until he is about twenty-five, occassionally believes that, if only he takes a few years off and studies … Continue reading »


Wednesday, December 31st, 2003 | 16:01

While in Seattle, I had the opportunity to stop by a couple of aikido dojos around lunch time, to see what was offered in the area. I would have … Continue reading »


Thursday, November 20th, 2003 | 10:45

I found this sports medicine journal article about stretching. My right hamstring is a bit tight — I seem to have about the same range of motion in terms … Continue reading »

Saturday bokken work

Saturday, October 11th, 2003 | 12:17

Some notes on the kata: In terms of stance, the weight is shifted forward, knees bent, on balls of feet. This is different from open-hand, where the weight tends to … Continue reading »

The Hakama

Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 | 08:36

Putting on and folding the hakama isn’t that suited to blog entries. It’s a matter of repetitive tasks that don’t conform well to written notes. However, I’ve brought … Continue reading »