Aikido, conflict and the basics of Tai no Henko

One of the things that attracted me to the art of Aikido early on was the metaphor it used to conflict resolution. In aiki terms we talk about getting off the line of an attack, this was expressed with the example of someone on a train track. While it would be foolish to either run…

Week 7 day 1 – back to the regularly scheduled program

I’m at week 7 of my routine. Circuit exercises for 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week at the local gym. I’ve seen a slow but steady increase in strength and endurance. Around week 3 I started going back to Aikido again, 3 days a week. I used some social networking tools like twitter…

Week 6 is done

I’m trying to catch my breath. I’ve been quite busy, but did want to jot down a quick post to note that I’ve finished Week 6. I didn’t post on Wednesday or Friday. However, I think it’s more important to actually do the task at hand rather than lament over why I didn’t blog it….