Mistr Posted August 17, 2016 Report Share Posted August 17, 2016 Mistr rocks randori - Challenge #23 The main event for this challenge is a 4-day randori intensive over Labor Day weekend. For those who are wondering what on earth aikido randori is, there are videos here. Short form: multiple attackers - 5 attackers for open hand or 3 attackers with weapons. I might have to stay on the ground and work from kneeling with the attackers upright (hamni handachi). The title of my challenge is totally inspirational. I am terrified. Goals: Interval training twice a week for the next three weeks. 6 sessions, 20 minutes each. I might get killed in randori because my skills are lacking. I should not die because I get winded. Meditation - sit at least 10 minutes every day, more is better. Maintaining focus in the eye of the storm is an essential skill Sleep - get at least 7.5 hours a night Being tired will not help me deal with stress. I need to keep reminding myself of that. The chores can wait. Cook vegetables and travel food. Cumulative total of batches made. Eating healthy will help me feel better and keep my weight down, which will make it easier for me to move quickly. For those just joining this saga, the cast of characters in my household are given here. Oh yeah, just to spice things up a bit, I have a dance demo at a local music festival a week from Saturday. I'm the demo coach. I expect I will have to be dancing because I don't have enough dancers. I will count it a success if we all keep smiling and no one gets hurt. Especially me. As icing on the cake, friends are coming from England to visit for a week. They are flying in the same day that I leave for the randori intensive. Dumbledore insists that he told them I'd be out of town, those were apparently the dates they could get vacation time and cheaper flights. Our house is not in what I would consider clean-enough-for-guests condition. More like We are going to have a party so that they can see all our mutual local friends. That means I need to get my part of the cleaning done over the next two weekends. Did I mention, I'm going to an aikido seminar with a 7th degree blackbelt from Japan? This weekend? At a dojo 90 minutes away? No? It looks to be a calm and relaxing next several weeks. 8 Quote Level 68 Viking paladin My current challenge Battle log Link to comment
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