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"Ma-ai Space"
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Happy Thanksgiving
Mood:  a-ok
Happy Thanksgiving Rebecca.  I have been separated now for over 3 months now with our pending divorce.  I would like to chat with you at some point.  Thanks

Posted by ma-ai at 9:31 PM EST
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Sunday, 10 July 2011
Been A While
Mood:  a-ok
Just letting everyone know Im still around. 

Posted by ma-ai at 10:03 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Chicago Trip
Mood:  happy
  Wow , what a trip.  If people are not familiar with the new organization our Aikido school joined it is the Aikido Association of America (AAA) a branch of Hombu dojo in Japan. There headquarters are in Chicago IL. 

   What a great time I had.  I got there around 9:30am central time and met with Sensei Shereyk said our hello's got changed and began Zen meditation training,  at some point in the 30 minutes of meditation Sensei Toyoda (President of AAA) and the rest of Sensei Shereyks students arived. What a great bunch. Just like being home again. Very comfortable. At 10:30 the fun began Mai ukemi basic then into a break fall then a leap into a roll, then Ushiro Ukemi  the same. I thought this is going to be fun. Then into stretches and some Undo's. 

    Sensei Shereyk started us off with a shihonage waza then another and another and another before I knew it the first hour was up. Then Sensei Toyoda started the last hour with combination wazas one into another and finished with rendori.  Man I have never had two hours just whip by.  The day finished with a nice sit down at a local establishment.. "Deja Brew" where we talked shop exchanged information and had a nice relaxing time. 

All in all What a great group of people. And how lucky we are to have joined such an awesome organization the Aikido Association of America. I am personally looking forward to the next time we can all get together. I made some really good friends.  Thanks to everyone.

Posted by ma-ai at 2:59 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 25 May 2010 3:02 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Well a great day
Associations are going well . spoke with a friend of mine today made me really happy.

Posted by ma-ai at 12:07 PM EDT
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Monday, 8 February 2010
Been awhile
Mood:  sad
Well as it says "been awhile".  Classes have been going along pretty smothly. Nice to see people intersted in Aikido more and more. 

Posted by ma-ai at 7:35 PM EST
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Monday, 4 January 2010
It's a wonderful life
No not the movie with Jimmy Stewart.  Really had a great day today. One of my students/best friend brought there daughter to class today haven't seen her since October 2009. Nice to see her she's having fun at college and was home for the holidays.  Nice smooth class Hung out to watch Sensei  Palmers class wow it's getting larger everytime I see it. Great job. Well off to bed see ya all in class.

Posted by ma-ai at 10:42 PM EST
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Monday, 28 December 2009
Great to be back
Wow it was awesome to be back after the holidays.  nice to see all the students. great day. missed everyone.


Posted by ma-ai at 11:23 PM EST
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Saturday, 28 November 2009

Getting the students ready today for Big testing day on Monday.  9 students testing between the hours of 4 and 6 pm.  Very exciting time.

Posted by ma-ai at 8:52 PM EST
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Sunday, 22 November 2009
Friday and Saturday

Friday was great.  got to see the students again after being off for a the week sick.  It was a very rewarding class. Great to see everyone again.

Saturday was a very buzy day I was only going to hold the 2pm class but students kept coming in after every class so held class till 5pm. oads of fun.


See ya's Monday.

Posted by ma-ai at 12:20 PM EST
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Thursday, 19 November 2009
Blog purpose
Mood:  not sure

Hey all.  I don't want to bore you with updates second by second much less day by day so what I plan on doing is updating the blog when somthing worth writing about occures.  so with that being said.


nothing to report today.

Posted by ma-ai at 10:38 PM EST
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